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Rahul Dravid to stay on as Team India coach

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Published: 16:10, 29 November 2023  
Rahul Dravid to stay on as Team India coach

Rahul Dravid will stay on as India’s head coach following an extension of his contract, the country’s cricket board has announced.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday made the announcement regarding the extension of contracts for the coaching staff of Team India (senior men).

The BCCI has also extended the contracts of the other members of the support staff, including batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, and fielding coach T Dilip.

The BCCI did not specify the length of the contract but Dravid is expected to continue at least until the T20 World Cup 2024.

Dravid was appointed in November 2021 for a two-year period.

“Mr. Rahul Dravid’s vision, professionalism and unyielding efforts have been important pillars in team India’s success,” Roger Binny, president of the BCCI, said.

Dravid, nicknamed “The Wall” or “Mr. Dependable” for his classic batting and rock-solid defence, is expected to lead the team on their tour of South Africa next month.

Before retiring as a player in 2012, Dravid scored 13,288 runs in 164 Tests, second only to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar for India and fourth overall in the world rankings.

(With inputs from agencies)

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