Rahul Dravid contract as Team India's Head Coach extended; Mahambrey, Rathour also retained

Rahul Dravid Contract Extension: As Team India faces new challenges post the World Cup, Dravid reiterated their commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

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Rahul Dravid Contract Extension: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially confirmed the extension of contracts for Head Coach Rahul Dravid and the support staff of Team India (Senior Men), marking a continuation of their successful collaboration.

The BCCI, in an official statement, announced the extension after productive discussions with Rahul Dravid. The decision to extend Dravid's contract came unanimously after the conclusion of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. The Board acknowledged Dravid's crucial role in shaping the Indian Team and praised his exceptional professionalism.

Continued Contribution of Support Staff

Batting coach Vikram Rathour, fielding coach T Dilip, and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey will continue their roles with Team India as the BCCI extended their contracts. The support staff, along with Dravid, played integral roles in the success of the Indian cricket team.

Upcoming Challenges

Rahul Dravid's extended tenure will commence with the South Africa tour, scheduled from December 10, featuring three ODIs and T20Is each, followed by two Tests starting from December 26. The team will then face a five-match Test series against England at home, leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup in June in West Indies/USA.

Dravid's Reflection on the Extension

Expressing his thoughts on the contract extension, Dravid stated, "The last two years with Team India have been thoroughly memorable. Together, we have witnessed the highs and lows, and throughout this journey, the support and camaraderie within the group have been phenomenal." He emphasised the culture established in the dressing room, highlighting the resilience, commitment, and talent of the team.

Acknowledgment and Commitment

Dravid expressed gratitude to the BCCI and the Office Bearers for trusting his vision and providing support. He acknowledged the sacrifices and support of his family, recognising their invaluable role behind the scenes. As Team India faces new challenges post the World Cup, Dravid reiterated their commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

The extension of Dravid's contract signals continuity and stability in the coaching setup as Team India prepares for upcoming international assignments.

(With ANI Inputs)