Door open for Rahul Dravid as BCCI invites applications for Team India head coach post

The deadline to submit an application is on May 27.

Rahul Dravid | GettyThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (May 13) officially invited applications for the head coach post of the senior men's team.

Rahul Dravid is currently serving as the head coach and his term expires after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA next month.

The BCCI, in a statement, mentioned that the tenure of the next coach will be over 3.5 years - July 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027. The deadline to submit an application is on May 27.

“The selection process will include a thorough review of applications, followed by personal interviews and assessments of shortlisted candidates,” the BCCI statement said.

Last week, BCCI secretary Jay Shah had said that current head coach Dravid will have to reapply if he wishes to continue in the job.

Notably, Dravid was roped in as chief coach in November 2021 for a two-year term, which ended after the conclusion of the 50-over World Cup last year. However, he was given an extension along with his support staff till the T20 World Cup 2024.

Shah had also stated that a foreign coach can be considered depending on the CAC's recommendations.

BCCI's conditions for eligibility for applying for head coach post:

* Should have played minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODI’s; or

* Head Coach of a full member Test Playing Nation, for a minimum period of 2 years; or

* Head Coach of an Associate member /IPL Team or Equivalent International League/First Class Teams/National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years; or

* Should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent; and

* Should be below 60 years of age.


By Salman Anjum - 14 May, 2024

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