BCCI to Discuss Long-Term Contract Extension with Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid believes the bench players have taken their chances well

After India’s forthcoming all-format away series in South Africa, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) will consider extending head coach Rahul Dravid’s contract. Interestingly, Dravid’s tenure came to an end at the conclusion of the 2023 ODI World Cup. But the BCCI recently extended his contract till the June 2024 T20 World Cup, which is slated to take place in the West Indies.

The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, recently disclosed the reason behind Dravid’s unexpected contract extension, stating that the Board was short on time to choose an interim coach. The board will make additional decisions regarding his term after the team’s January 2024 return from South Africa.

“We did not have time. We met with them and mutually agreed that he can continue. Once they return from South Africa, we will sit with him and decide on the tenure,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Speaking ahead of time, Shah added that they will make a choice following the January series against Afghanistan and the 2024 Indian Premier League, leaving skipper Rohit Sharma’s spot in the T20 World Cup 2024 up in the air.

In addition, Shah provided an update on Hardik Pandya’s fitness, stating that he is being watched closely every day and could be ready for the Afghanistan series.

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