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Victory For Shastri As Bharat Arun Becomes Bowling Coach

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The controversy of the Indian bowling coach has taken a new turn as Ravi Shastri got his way and Bharat Arun will now be a part of the Indian Cricket Team as the bowling coach.

A senior BCCI official told media that COA had agreed to Shastri's request to appoint Bharat Arun as the full-time bowling coach and the former India fast bowlers first assignment would be the Test series against Sri Lanka.

"The COA has decided to grant Shastri his wish as it is no secret that the head coach will have to work with the bowling coach on a full-time basis and there should be clear communication and understanding between the two individuals. The Cricket Advisory Committee's decision to appoint Zaheer Khan as the bowling consultant (overseas) stands and a call on that will be taken after the new four-member panel of the BCCI meets and decides on matters of appointment and the financial details. Shastri too has said that he will be more than happy to have the likes of Zaheer come over and share his inputs with the boys as per requirement. It is no case of one man's word against the other. Zaheer wasn't ready for a full-time job and Shastri wanted a full-time bowling coach. Thus, this arrangement," he said.

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The BCCI official had also said that while Shastri had no issues with both Zaheer and batting consultant (overseas) Rahul Dravid helping the team, but he wants people of his choice to be with the team on a full-time basis.