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BCCI Set To Advertise Application For New Head Coach: Rahul Dravid Can Re-Apply-Jay Shah Revealed. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah has announced that they will soon advertise to find a new head coach for the Indian cricket team. Although Rahul Dravid has been the head coach since November 2021 and had his contract extended after the 2023 ODI World Cup it seems unlikely that he will get another extension says Jay Shah. Dravid’s current contract as head coach with the BCCI ends in June which is when India’s T20 World Cup campaign begins.

In November 2023, Dravid and his support staff signed a contract extension to continue as the head coach of the Indian team. But this new contract only lasted until June 2024. Jay Shah confirmed that Rahul Dravid can apply for this role again if he wants to. However, this time there won’t be an automatic extension like before they gave him.

The BCCI official also mentioned that they are open to hiring a foreign coach. They clarified that the decision on whether the new coach will be Indian or foreign will made by the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) as the BCCI is a global organization.

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The BCCI chairman didn’t firmly commit to whether the Impact Player rule in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will continue or not. After discussing with captains and coaches, he mentioned that the decision would be made. However, he highlighted the importance of the rule, which permits two additional Indian players will included in an IPL team playing XI.

No Plans to Bring Back CLT20, Confirms Jay Shah

Shah mentioned that the meeting with the IPL franchises will happen soon and they will also finalize the rules for player retention. Additionally, he stated that there have been no talks about bringing back the Champions League Twenty20 tournament despite recent statements made by an official from Cricket Victoria, which is linked to Cricket Australia during a visit to Mumbai.

He didn’t say for sure if he’ll become the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman in November, even though many people are talking about it. But he did say they’ll discuss the possibility of holding the World Test Championship (WTC) final somewhere other than England.

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Hardik Pandya Commits to Participate in White-Ball Domestic Tournaments

Shah highlighted the significance of red-ball cricket and mentioned that decisions regarding increasing the pay for domestic players will made by the individual state associations. He has also shared that Hardik Pandya, who received an A grade in Central Contracts, has agreed to participate in white-ball domestic cricket.

Additionally, Shah mentioned that details about the structure of domestic cricket will announced soon. He confirmed that the High-Performance Centre at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru will start operating from August.