The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced the extension of Rahul Dravid’s contract as Head Coach for Team India.
Alongside Dravid, the governing body of cricket has also extended the contracts of the support staff.
Rumors speculated that VVS Laxman might replace Rahul Dravid, the current stand-in coach for the Indian team. However the board decided to retain him as the head coach.
According to a report Rahul Dravid’s contract has been extended till the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2024 and it starts with immediate effect. His first assignment will be the forthcoming tour of South Africa where Team India are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and a couple of Tests. The T20I series is scheduled to start on December 10.
The report further stated that the contract will be reviewed after the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the United States. The T20 World Cup starts on June 3 and runs till June 30. Effectively, Dravid’s new extension ends with the end of June. The contract of the support staff members will also be reviewed after the World Cup.
The former Indian captain assumed the role of head coach in 2021, and his contract was due to conclude after the 2023 World Cup.