BCCI set to advertise for new India head coach job, Rahul Dravid can re-apply- Jay Shah

The tenure of Rahul Dravid and his team of assistant coaches is ending in June this year.

Rahul Dravid | GettyThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah has revealed that the board will soon advertise for the position of the Indian team head coach role. This is because the current head coach Rahul Dravid’s tenure comes to an end in June this year.

Dravid, who had a two-year contract originally, was given an extension along with his support staff after the conclusion of the ODI World Cup in November last year.

"We will call for applications in the next few days. Rahul Dravid's tenure is coming to an end. He has to reapply if he has to continue. We are looking for a long-term coach, for three years," BCCI secretary Shah told media.

The team of assistant coaches for batting, bowling, and fielding will be finalized once the new coach is hired and consulted.

Shah said considering a foreign coach for the job is up to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Shah also said that there will likely be the same coach for all formats and not different coaches for the white-ball formats and Test cricket.

"If the CAC selects a foreign coach, I can't interfere. That decision will also be made by the CAC...There is no precedent for such a situation in India," Shah said.

The BCCI secretary also revealed that a few candidates have already been interviewed for the vacant post of one national selector.

"A few interviews for the selector's post have already happened. We will announce it soon," he said.

Shah stated that BCCI plans to discuss with the ICC the potential of hosting the World Test Championship final at a different location beginning in 2027. England has hosted the first two editions of the Test cricket summit clash, including the current one for the 2023-25 cycle.

"We have spoken about (it with) the ICC for 2027. There are only three main Test centers -- India, England, and Australia. You cannot hold it in Australia during that window or even in India. Even in Bengaluru, it rains during that time," he said.

(With PTI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 10 May, 2024

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