According to the reports, BCCI sets its sights on the CSK legend to become head coach of Team India

As a potential successor to Rahul Dravid, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has set its sights on Stephen Fleming, the Chennai Super Kings’ legendary head coach. On Monday, i.e., May 14, the BCCI officially initiated its search for a new head coach, with the position expected to be filled after the T20 World Cup 2024.

According to reports, Fleming’s impressive track record with CSK makes him a strong candidate to take the reins from Dravid. However, a potential roadblock emerges in the form of the BCCI’s demand for a coach across all formats, requiring a ten-month annual commitment.

The successful tenure of Flemings with CSK comes as no surprise to the BCCI. He was a shrewd captain during his playing days for New Zealand. His coaching stint in the IPL exemplifies his immense value as well. As the league’s longest-serving coach, he has steered CSK to five IPL titles and two Champions League trophies.

The report further suggested that the informal discussions between the BCCI and Fleming have already taken place during the ongoing IPL season. However, the 51-year-old coach has not yet expressed any desire to leave CSK, which is keen to extend his contract.


May 14, 2024 3:33 PM