The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday that Rahul Dravid and his team members’ contracts had been extended, clearing any speculations about the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team and their support staff. The board has chosen to extend the contracts of India’s coaching staff, which included head coach Dravid, batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Paras Mhmabrey, and fielding coach T Dilip.
The main reason for this is said to be India’s amazing performance at the World Cup under their guidance. They lost to Australia in the tournament final, but they did win ten of the eleven games they played in a way that was never accomplished by any Indian team before.
There were several reports that Dravid was not interested in getting an extension because of the constant travel and commitment that the job requires, but the former India captain appears to have changed his mind when board officials approached him.
“The BCCI engaged in productive discussions with 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,” BCCI said in a release.
There was no mention of how long Dravid and his support staff were given an extension, although it is likely to last until the West Indies and USA T20 World Cup in June of next year.