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BCCI retain Sanjay Bangar, R Sridhar for ICC Champions Trophy

BCCI has decided to retain the services of batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar for the Champions Trophy next month.

Both their contracts had officially concluded in March and were scheduled to come up for discussion again in June.

There will be only a single change in the team’s support staff in England with Kapil Malhotra, who was with the team during their limited-overs tour to Australia last year, taking over from Anil Patel as the team manager.

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said,

 

 

 

 

It is decided that the support staff will remain the same at the Champions Trophy with the only change being Kapil Malhotra taking over as manager. Bangar and Sridhar have been asked to extend their services for the duration of the tournament and then it will be decided what needs to be done.

 

 

 

Bangar has had a strong influence on Virat Kohli & Co since becoming an integral part of the backroom staff in mid-2014, when he was brought in alongside then team director Ravi Shastri.

While India has suffered the odd blip due to their inconsistent catching, Sridhar has come in for rave reviews at various points during his stint with the Indian team. 

The committee of administrators (COA) has spoken about bringing in annual contracts for all BCCI-appointed coaches, which will also mean they can’t be linked with an IPL franchise from next season.

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