Rahul Dravid’s fate sealed as BCCI invites applications for Team India head coach

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (May 13) invited applications for the post of Team India head coach. This means that Rahul Dravid will potentially part ways with the Rohit Sharma-led team after the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

Rahul Dravid’s tenure as head coach of the Indian national cricket team will end after the T20 World Cup 2024. Actually, the former India cricketer has been given a contract to lead the team until the ICC World Cup 2023 , but his contract was extended until the next event.

With his contract about to expire, BCCI invited applications for the new coach. The governing body stated that interested candidates for the post of head coach of the Indian national cricket team will have to submit applications by 6 pm IST on May 27, 2024. The contract will be for 3.5 years , from July 1, 2024 to December 31, 2027.

Applications will be reviewed and then selected candidates will go through interviews and evaluations. The governing body issued the official statement, which said:

On Monday, the BCCI invited applications for the post of head coach of the senior men’s team. Applications for the position must 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 evaluations of shortlisted candidates. A job description is provided for the position. here.”

The candidate applying for the position of head coach of the Indian team must fulfill some of the criteria. The candidate should have played a minimum of 30 Test matches or 50 ODIs. Or he should have served as head coach of a full member Test nation, for a minimum period of 2 years.

Or should have 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 you should have BCCI Level 3 certification or equivalent and be under 60 years of age.

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

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah recently spoke about the Indian team’s head coach position. He stated that they are looking for a long-term coach and that they are not interested in having different coaches, and he also opened up about the possibility of having a foreign coach. In statements to the media, he stated:

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

“In addition, we have several players of all formats. Ultimately, it will be the decision of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). I have to implement what they decide. “If the CAC chooses a foreign coach, I cannot interfere.” He concluded.