The former India cricketer, who has been retained in his position till the T20 World Cup in 2021, has received a 20% increase in remuneration.
Not just Shastri, even the rest of the coaching staff of India’s senior men’s cricket team will get a significant increase in their salaries.
Bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar are set to receive Rs 3.5 crore a year, while Vikram Rathour, who recently replaced Sanjay Bangar as batting coach, is likely to take home anything between 2.5 to 3 crore per annum.
All these contracts will come into effect from September 1, 2019.
Last month, the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee had extended Shastri’s tenure as the coach of the Indian team.
CAC member Anshuman Gaekwad had said: “Being a current coach, knowing the boys and problems in the team, he is well-versed in the system. Somebody knows the system and knows the players very well, he has the advantage.”