Thakur also threw his weight behind under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the team slumped to three successive losses in the ongoing five-match ODI series in Australia.
"There has been a demand for a full-time coach for a long time. We had decided that Ravi Shastri will be the Team Director till the World T20. We do not want to do anything between the season but we also need to decide on the future. We will be playing 13 Tests next season. Like a team is selected series to series, we need to have full-time coach," Thakur responded to a query.
Thakur did not get into the details about whether the BCCI would continue with Shastri, only hinting that even the former India all-rounder could be considered for a long-term role.
"The decision will be taken in consultation with the Advisory Committee (Tendulkar, Laxman and Ganguly). We might decide on a coach even before the World T20 but the proper announcement will only happen post tournament," the BCCI secretary said.
However the secretary backed skipper Dhoni despite India's meek surrender Down Under in the ongoing ODI series in which they are down 0-3.


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