Rahul Dravid's head coach contract extension ends with the end of T20 World Cup in June 2024: Report

Dravid's second stint as head coach will kick off with India's tour of South Africa next month.

Rahul Dravid | GettyRahul Dravid will continue to serve the senior Indian men’s cricket team as head coach, the BCCI confirmed on Wednesday (November 29).

Dravid’s two-year contract as chief coach came to an end with the conclusion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 last week.

After the World Cup campaign, it was widely reported that Dravid was not keen on extending his contract due to the hectic schedule of the national team but he agreed to take up the role on BCCI's request.

In a media release, the Indian board announced the extension of contracts for Dravid and other support staff members. However, it didn’t mention the duration of their contracts.

Meanwhile, a report published in Cricbuzz claims that Rahul Dravid's contract has been extended till the T20 World Cup 2024 and it starts with immediate effect.

Dravid's second stint as head coach will kick off with India's tour of South Africa, comprising three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests. The all-format tour will be played from December 10 to January 7.

According to the report, the extension was agreed upon by Dravid and the BCCI after negotiations with the board officials over phone in the past few days.

“He has been informed that the contract will be reviewed after the T20 WC in the Caribbean and the US. The T20 WC starts on June 3 and runs till June 30. Effectively, Dravid's new extension ends with the end of June. The same terms are good to apply for other support staff members,” the report stated.

During his first tenure, Dravid guided the Indian team to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 and the final of the World Test Championship and Cricket World Cup. India won the Asia Cup 2023 with him at the helm of affairs.

(Cricbuzz Inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 29 Nov, 2023

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