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Rahul Dravid Will Remain Team India's Coach For T20 World Cup 2024: BCCI Secretary Jay Shah

Dravid’s contract ended after the ODI World Cup final last year, but he was asked to continue in his role along with other support staff for the December-January tour to South Africa

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Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid. Photo: X/HKhurdra72916
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The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) have put all 'uncertainity rumours' to bed by confirming news of Rahul Dravid's head coach post until the T20 World Cup 2024 starting in June. (IND Vs ENG Blog | More Cricket News)

Dravid’s contract ended after the ODI World Cup final last year, but he was asked to continue in his role along with other support staff for the December-January tour to South Africa without finalising the tenure.

But Shah said he held an initial talk with Dravid here before arriving at the decision to retain the former captain’s services till the ICC showpiece to be held in the West Indies and the USA.

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“After the (2023) World Cup, Rahul bhai had to leave for the South Africa tour immediately. We did not get to meet in between which finally happened today,” Shah said here on the sidelines of the renaming function of the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday night.

“Why are you worried about a contract for such a senior person like Rahul Dravid? Rahul bhai will remain the coach in the T20 World Cup,” Shah asserted.

However, Shah indicated that they will hold a few more rounds of discussions ahead of the marquee event.

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“I will speak with him whenever there is time, there are back-to-back series happening right now. They were in South Africa, then there was a (T20I) series against Afghanistan (at home) and now England. We did not get to speak in between at all,” he added.

Furthermore, the BCCI secretary also put focus on the apex body's mandate regarding the workload management for the centrally contracted players during the IPL.

“This is the BCCI's mandate. The BCCI is the supreme body and whatever it decides the franchises will have to follow — we are above the franchises,” he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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