New Delhi : Former Indian captain Chandu Borde was Tuesday named manager of the Indian cricket team for its coming Ireland and England tours.
The announcement was made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which met here after South African Graham Ford Monday tuned down the job of Team India coach.
Borde's name was proposed by BCCI president Sharad Pawar and unanimously accepted by the working committee.
"We heard the full report from (former captains) Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri on what transpired on Graham Ford's decision to decline the job. The BCCI has taken stock of the situation and Chandu Borde appointed cricket manager for the Ireland and England series," said BCCI treasurer N. Srinivasan.
"Robin Singh and Venkatesh Prasad will be the fielding and bowling coach respectively and have been given a one-year contract."
On the issue of players' contracts, Srinivasan said that the old contract will remain and a decision will be taken after October.