Indian Cricket Board accepts applications to replace Rahul Dravid as head coach

By Real11 - May 14 2024 63 Views

The Indian Cricket Board is open for new head coach applications 

The Indian Cricket Board has officially invited applications for the next head coach of the men’s national side. Notably, current head coach Rahul Dravid’s tenure came to an end following last year’s ODI World Series, but was subsequently extended until June in regards to the forthcoming T20 World Series in the United States and West Indies. 

As per the Indian Cricket Board, the new head coach will have a three and a half year tenure, beginning immediately after the T20 World Series and concluding in December 2027, just after the end of the next ODI World Series. 

Indian Cricket Board secretary Jay Shash announced the update in a release stating, “The Indian Cricket Board on Monday invited applications for the position of Head Coach of the Senior Men’s Team. Applications for the position should be submitted by 6PM IST on May 27, 2024. The selection process will include a thorough review of applications, followed by personal interviews and assessments of shortlisted candidates."

What is the eligibility criteria for applying to be India’s head next coach?

The Indian Cricket Board has stated that to be eligible for the post, candidates should be under the age of 60, have made a minimum of 30 Test or 50 ODI appearances and have held a similar position with a full member Test nation for at least two years. The Board has also emphasised that they are looking for one coach to lead across all three formats, implying that the Indian Cricket Board is not in  favour of a split coaching system like the one adopted by Pakistan and the English cricket boards. 

The Indian Cricket Board explained the responsibilities in a release stating, “The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a world-class Indian cricket team which delivers sustained success in all conditions and formats, inspiring current and future generations of cricketers and stakeholders with their approach to the game."

No more Rahul Dravid?

Jay Shah previously said that the current coach Rahul Cravid was also eligible to reapply. Meanwhile, the Indian Cricket Board top executive had also said that he wasn’t certain if the new head coach will be of Indian or overseas origin.

Shah said, "Rahul Dravid's tenure is coming to an end. He has to reapply if he has to continue. We are looking for a long-term coach, for three years”

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