Ravi Shastri named India's head coach - BCCI

New Delhi (AFP) –

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Former captain Ravi Shastri was on Tuesday named the new head coach of India, ending weeks of speculation over the high-profile job after Anil Kumble's dramatic exit.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also appointed ex-paceman Zaheer Khan as the bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as the batting consultant for overseas tours.

"The term of the appointments will be till the World Cup 2019," the BCCI said in a release.