Rahul Dravid’s time as the Indian team’s head coach may end in Sunday’s (November 19) ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final match between India and either Australia or South Africa, as the legendary cricketer’s contract is about to end.
Dravid took over the national squad when Ravi Shastri’s time as coach ended at the end of the 2021 World Cup. Dravid signed a two-year deal with the team, with the key assignments being the 2022 T20 World Cup, the 2021-23 WTC Cycle and the 2023 World Cup. Dravid’s current contract will expire after the World Cup final.
As reported by Cricbuzz, the BCCI has yet to have any discussion with Dravid over a new deal. According to the same report, there were reservations about Dravid in India’s governing board, but the Men in Blue’s run of success in the tournament might ensure that Dravid is offered an extension. However, it is unclear if Dravid would stay on as coach following a two-year stint in the top job.
The article further states that the support staff would be given extensions regardless of whether Dravid decides to continue in the role.