Rahul Dravid drops bombshell: India Head Coach contract extension still in limbo

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Rahul Dravid yet to sign Contract Extension as Head Coach of India Cricket Team

Rahul Dravid has confirmed that he hasn’t signed the contract extension as the head coach of the India Cricket Team. The BCCI recently announced that along with Dravid, the coaching staff have had their contracts extended. But now, Dravid has claimed that he hasn’t signed the contract but has had discussions with the BCCI.

He further claimed that once he got the extension papers, he would sign the dotted line. “I haven’t yet signed a contract with the BCCI but had discussions on tenure. Once I get the papers, I will sign,” said Rahul Dravid.

Rahul Dravid and the other coach staff’s contract ran until the end of the ODI World Cup. Currently in the India vs Australia T20I series, the Men in Blue are being led by the head of NCA, VVS Laxman.

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BCCI’s Announcement of Rahul Dravid’s Contract Extension

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announces the extension of contracts for Head Coach Mr. Rahul Dravid and the Support Staff of Team India (Senior Men). The BCCI engaged in productive discussions with Mr. Rahul Dravid after the term of his contract ended following the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and unanimously agreed to further the tenure.

Mr. Roger Binny, President, BCCI, said: “Mr. Rahul Dravid’s vision, professionalism, and unyielding efforts have been important pillars in Team India’s success. As Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team, you are always under immense scrutiny and I extend appreciation to him not only for embracing the challenges but for thriving in them. The performances of the Indian Team are a testament to his strategic guidance. I am delighted that he accepted the offer to remain the Head Coach, and it speaks of the mutual respect and shared vision between him and the BCCI. I have no doubt that under him, the team will continue its march to the pinnacle of success and set new benchmarks along the way.”

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