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Dravid's Farewell: Jay Shah's Announcement

In cricketing circles, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary, Jay Shah, has shared some significant updates regarding the coaching staff of Team India. It seems that a new head coach will soon be appointed, as Rahul Dravid's tenure, which began in November 2021 and was extended after the 2023 ODI World Cup, is coming to an end in June.

Despite Dravid's successful stint, it appears his contract won't be extended automatically this time around. Shah mentioned that Dravid is welcome to apply for the position if he wishes, but there's no guarantee of an extension as before. The BCCI is open to both Indian and foreign candidates for the role, with the final decision resting with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Shah also addressed the possibility of having separate coaches for different formats, which is a departure from the norm in Indian cricket. However, he indicated that this decision, too, would be determined by the CAC.

Regarding the controversial 'Impact Player' rule in the IPL, Shah acknowledged the mixed feedback and stated that discussions would be held with stakeholders before deciding on its continuation.

He emphasized that the rule was experimental and that feedback from all parties would be taken into consideration.

In essence, the cricketing landscape in India is poised for change, with key decisions regarding coaching and league rules on the horizon.


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