According to reports, the head coach of team India, Rahul Dravid, is not going to extend his contract beyond the ODI World Cup 2023 if....

The two-year contract of Rahul Dravid is going to expire at the end of the ODI World Cup 2023, and the future of Rahul will be closely followed in case the Indian cricket team loses the trophy. It is a foregone conclusion that Dravid will be one of the fall guys if India cannot at least make it to the title clash, as a mere semi-final appearance wouldn't be considered good enough. BCCI may search for a coach again, and it will be interesting to see if 'The Wall' will be keen on a partial or full renewal of the contract in case Board supremo Jay Shah offers a fresh deal.
A former BCCI office-bearer told on conditions of anonymity that at this point, whether it is Dravid or the Board top brass, they would like the focus on the big event, which starts October 5, as he said, "Suppose India wins the World Cup, Dravid himself might not want a renewal as he would like to end his stint on a high. But if you ask me, post-World Cup, the BCCI should seriously think of having separate coaches for separate formats. They should ask Rahul to continue as red-ball coach.



Sep 7, 2023 5:44 AM