KS Bharat, Rahul Dravid {PC: Twitter}
Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma {PC: Twitter}

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah opened up about who will captain the team in the T20 World Cup 2024. He said that there is no need for clarity now as there is still a lot of time left for the commencement of the competition. 

T20 World Cup 2024 is around 7 months away and we are still unsure who will captain the Indian team in the tournament. Regular captain Rohit Sharma hasn’t played a single T20I since the T20 World Cup 2022 concluded and still, there are no signs of him in the format.

On the other hand, Hardik Pandya, who has been captaining the team in Rohit Sharma’s absence, is also injured and his return also is unsure. Jay Shah although revealed that the all-rounder might return during the Afghanistan series but didn’t mention who will captain India in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Jay Shah said that they haven’t decided anything yet and they will be monitoring things during the Afghanistan series and the IPL 2024. Speaking on the sidelines of the Women’s Premier League auction, he explained (as quoted by Indian Express):

“What is the need to have clarity right now? It (T20 World Cup) is starting in June, we have the IPL before that and the series against Afghanistan.”

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There were reports recently that suggested that BCCI is keen to give leadership to Rohit Sharma for the T20 World Cup 2024. The Indian captain asked the governing body to take a call on his future and the board told him that they want him as a skipper.

We have given the extension but we are yet to finalise the contract – Jay Shah on Rahul Dravid-led coaching staff

Jay Shah also opened up about the future of Rahul Dravid-led coaching staff. He admitted that they have given them an extension but are yet to sign the contract. He added that they would decide everything once the team returns from South Africa. He added:

We did not get time at all, they finished (with the World Cup), I had a meeting with them and we agreed mutually that they will continue. We will sit down and decide once they return from South Africa. We have given the extension but we are yet to finalise the contract.”

Rahul Dravid’s contract as the head coach ended after the ICC World Cup 2023. However, he will be coaching the team in the upcoming South Africa tour, where India will play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.

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