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Rahul Dravid To Exit As India’s Head Coach: Jay Shah

The announcement of the upcoming hiring of a new head coach has been verified by Jay Shah, Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Following the 2023 ODI World Cup, Rahul Dravid, who had been the head coach of Team India since November 2021, had his contract extended.

However, given that the board is about to release an advertising for a new coach, it doesn’t appear like Dravid will receive a longer contract. As the head coach of the Indian squad, Dravid’s contract with the BCCI expires in June, the same month that the side will compete in the T20 World Cup.

Dravid put pen to paper on an extension as the head coach of the Indian team, along with his support staff, in November 2023. But, the new contract was only valid till the end of June 2024.

Jay Shah has confirmed that Dravid can apply for the role if he wants to but there will be no automatic extension like before.

“Rahul’s tenure is only up to June. So if he wants to apply, he is free to do so,” the BCCI secretary told Cricbuzzand also refused to rule out the possibility of hiring a foreign coach.

“We cannot determine whether the new coach will be Indian or foreign. It will be up to the CAC, and we are a global body,” the BCCI official

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