Rahul Dravid will continue as Team India’s (Men’s) Head coach as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the extension of contracts on Wednesday, November 29. The former Indian skipper’s tenure came to an end following the completion of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Rahul Dravid took over as the Head coach of the Men’s Indian team in November 2021. Under his guidance, India made it to the finals of the World Test Championship and the 2023 ODI World Cup. They also rank at the top in the ICC Rankings of all three formats. The BCCI announced the extension of contracts for Rahul Dravid and other support staff members. The support staff includes Vikram Rathour (batting coach), Paras Mhambrey (bowling coach) and T Dilip (fielding coach).
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announces the Head Coach Mr. Rahul Dravid and the Support Staff of Team India (Senior Men). The BCCI engaged in productive discussions with Mr. Rahul Dravid after the term of his contract ended following the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and unanimously agreed to further the tenure,” wrote the BCCI.
NEWS 🚨 -BCCI announces extension of contracts for Head Coach and Support Staff, Team India (Senior Men)
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 29, 2023
Delighted that Rahul Dravid accepted the offer to remain the Head Coach: Roger Binny
The BCCI President Roger Binny extended his appreciation to Rahul Dravid for accepting to continue as the Head coach. He expressed that the Indian cricketer has benefitted from the former skipper’s guidance. Roger Binny also added that the Indian team will achieve more success under Rahul Dravid in the future.
“Mr. Rahul Dravid’s vision, professionalism, and unyielding efforts have been important pillars in Team India’s success. As Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team, you are always under immense scrutiny and I extend appreciation to him not only for embracing the challenges but for thriving in them,” said Roger Binny in a statement released by the BCCI.
“The performances of the Indian Team are a testament to his strategic guidance. I am delighted that he accepted the offer to remain the Head Coach, and it speaks of the mutual respect and shared vision between him and the BCCI. I have no doubt that under him, the team will continue its march to the pinnacle of success and set new benchmarks along the way,” he added.