“BCCI is going to make an offer of more than Rs 7 crore to Shastri. This is the same amount which (predecessor) Anil Kumble had asked from the board during his presentation in May. But it can’t be more than Rs 7.5 crore annually,” a top functionary told TOI on Saturday.Shastri’s earlier package as team director was also between Rs 7 to 7.5 crore, which included the compensation for skipping media commitments. Sources also said the core support staff, meaning the batting, bowling and fielding coaches who are going to work with Shastri, won’t be making more than Rs 2 crore annually.The CoA, which met on Saturday, finalised the appointment of Shastri but took no decision on Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid who were recommended as bowling and batting consultants on overseas tours by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).Shastri had apparently been skipper Virat Kohli’s choice and wants his own set of people as support staff. He will meet the panel on Tuesday (July 19) to discuss the appointment of support staff as well as his salary.Rahul Dravid’s contract for the India ‘A’ and U-19 teams is worth Rs 4.5 crore for the first year and Rs 5 crore in the second. He will make extra as overseas batting consultant. However, the board is still undecided on Zaheer Khan’s status as consulting bowling coach. “There is no clarity on how many days Zaheer will be available. His salary will be based on his availability,” the official said while adding that the board had rejected Zaheer’s 100-day demand for Rs 4 crore annually last year.
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