Rahul Dravid's fate sealed as BCCI invites applications for the head coach of Team India

Updated - 14 May 2024, 11:28 AM

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (13th May) invited the applications for the Head Coach of the Team India. This means that Rahul Dravid potentially will be parting ways with the Rohit Sharma-led-side after the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. 

Rahul Dravid's tenure as the head coach of the Indian National Cricket Team is all set to end after the T20 World Cup 2024. The former India cricketer was actually given a contract to lead the team till the ICC World Cup 2023 but his contract was extended till the upcoming event. 

With his contract all set to expire, BCCI invited the applications for the new coach. The governing body stated that the interested candidates for the head coach post of the India National Cricket Team will have to submit the applications by 6 PM IST on May 27, 2024. The contract will be for 3.5 years, ranging from 1st July 2024 to 31st December 2027. 

The applications will be reviewed and then the selected candidates will go through interviews and assessments. The governing body released the official statement, which read: 

"The BCCI on Monday invited applications for the position of Head Coach of the Senior Men’s Team. Applications for the position should be submitted by 6 PM IST on May 27, 2024. 

"The selection process will include a thorough review of applications, followed by personal interviews and assessments of shortlisted candidates. Job Description for the said position is provided here." 

The candidate applying for the post of head coach of the Indian Team should meet some of the criteria. The candidate should've played a minimum of 30 Test Matches or 50 ODIs. Or he should've served as head coach of a full-member Test Playing Nation, for a minimum period of 2 years. 

Or, he should've served as Head Coach of an Associate member of the IPL Team or Equivalent International League/First Class Teams/ National A teams, for a minimum period of 3 years. Or he should have BCCI Level 3 Certification or equivalent and should be below 60 years of age. 

We are looking for a long-term coach, for three years - Jay Shah 

BCCI secretary Jay Shah recently talked about the head coach position in the Indian team. He stated that they are looking for a long-term coach and that they aren't keen to have different coaches also opened up about the possibility of having a foreign coach. Speaking to the media, he stated: 

“We will call for applications in the next few days. Rahul Dravid’s tenure is coming to an end in June. We are looking for a long-term coach, for three years. There is no precedent of different coaches for different formats in Indian cricket. 

“Besides, we have several all-format players. Ultimately, it will be the Cricket Advisory Committee’s (CAC’s) call. I have to implement what they decide. If the CAC selects a foreign coach, I can’t interfere," he concluded.

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