Rahul Dravid will continue to be India's head coach as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the contract extension for Team India's coaching staff (senior men). The BCCI has also extended the contracts of other members of the support staff, including batting coach Vikram Rathore, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey and fielding coach T Dilip. The BCCI did not specify the contract length but Dravid is expected to continue at least till the T20 World Cup 2024.
Dravid was appointed head coach in November 2021 for a two-year contract which ended with the conclusion of the 2023 ODI World Cup earlier this month. Dravid, under whose coaching India finished runners-up in both the World Test Championship (WTC) and the ODI World Cup, has had a good record in the last two years.
With Rahul Dravid's contract expiring after the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, the BCCI had a fruitful discussion with him and unanimously agreed to extend his tenure. Dravid's first assignment as India head coach is the tour of South Africa, which begins with three T20Is and three ODIs on December 10, followed by two Tests in Centurion (from December 26) and Cape Town (from January 3) After this, India will host a five-Test series against England before the T20 World Cup in June.