Days After ODI World Cup Final Loss, Head Coach Rahul Dravid & Support Staff’s Contract Extended

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced an extension of contracts for Team India head coach Rahul Dravid and other members of the support staff.

Dravid has had a fairly decent two-year stint with Rohit Sharma & Co. The Indian team is currently ranked Np. 1 in all three formats – Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals.

This year, the team reached the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC) and ODI World Cup.

However, India finished second-best in both finals.

Following Team India’s disappointing defeat in the ODI World Cup final to Australia after winning 10 games on the trot, Dravid had said that he was delighted India were ranked on top in all three forms but the failure to win a worldwide trophy was a ‘disappointment.’

“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. I am genuinely proud of the culture we have set in the dressing room. It’s a culture that stands resilient, whether in moments of triumph or adversity. The skills and talent that our team possesses are phenomenal, and what we’ve stressed is following the right process and sticking to our preparations, which has had a direct impact on the overall result,” Dravid said on Wednesday.

“I thank the BCCI and the office-bearers for placing their trust in me, endorsing my vision, and providing support during this period. The demands of this role necessitate considerable time away from home, and I deeply appreciate my family’s sacrifices and support. Their instrumental role behind the scenes has been invaluable. As we embrace new challenges post the World Cup, we remain committed to the pursuit of excellence,” the former Team India batter said.

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