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Zaheer Khan to get 150-day contract

Zaheer Khan to get 150-day contract

The CoA later released a media release in the wake of the CAC letter and clarified that Zaheer and Dravid have been appointed as the consultants and they would be a part of the team during specific overseas tours. An answer to all these questions is expected to come out at the COA meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.

Yesterday, CAC member Ganguly said that Khan has been offered a contract of 150 days per season.

While Dravid's role with the Indian team is still unclear, it remains to see how BCCI deal with the terms of Dravid's existing contract as the head coach of India's youth teams.

As per the minutes of the meeting accessed by PTI, the "appointments of other consultants will be decided by the committee in consultation with the head coach". This was decided after a CoA meeting on Saturday. Asked about this, the BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said: "I'm not aware of this".




The CoA has formed a four-member panel, which includes acting Board President CK Khanna and CEO Rahul Johri, to decide on the remuneration of newly-appointed head coach Shastri and other members of the support staff.

The CAC felt that Shastri would be "better served", with Zaheer and Dravid by his side and mentioned that in its letter. "A recommendation has been made and the CoA has to act on the recommendation, that recommendation will be acted upon in consultation with the head coach", he added.

Before that, on Tuesday, a BCCI press advisory had described Zaheer as "the Bowling Consultant" and Dravid as "the Overseas Batting Consultant (Test cricket)". There is going to be a core support staff, which will be fielding, batting and bowling, which has been decided. All three had been hand-picked by Shastri, when he became the team director in August 2014.

Earlier there were reports which said that Shastri was unhappy with the appointment of Zaheer as bowling coach as he wanted to bring his trusted man Arun for the job. We have set up a committee and they will speak to them (CAC), communicate with them after talking to Shastri. Those in the know say the uncertainty over the bowling coach/consultant is a carry-over effect of last year's coach selection episode where Ganguly is said to have played a big role in Kumble replacing Shastri.


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