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BCCI is set to send out an advertisement to hire a new head coach: Jay Shah confirmed

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that the board is set to send out an advertisement to hire a new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team as Rahul Dravid's tenure ends in June.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah confirmed that an advertisement to hire a new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team will be released soon as Rahul Dravid's tenure ends in June. Rahul Dravid has been Team India's head coach since November 2021 and his contract was extended after the conclusion of the 2023 ODI World Cup. This time it is not going to happen, with the board releasing the advertisement for a new coach soon. Dravid's current contract with the BCCI will expire in June.

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Rahul Dravid's contract is expiring in June

Jay Shah confirmed that Dravid can apply for the role if he wants to but there will be no automatic extension like before. "Rahul's tenure is only up to June. So if he wants to apply, he is free to do so," the BCCI secretary said.

He also refused to rule out the possibility of hiring a foreign coach. "We cannot determine whether the new coach will be Indian or foreign. It will be up to the CAC, and we are a global body," the BCCI official said. But, he did rule out the possibility of hiring different coaches for different formats, like some of the other international boards.

"The CAC will also make that decision. There are many all-format players, like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Rishabh Pant. Moreover, there is no precedent for such a situation in India." But, Shah confirmed that the new coach will be appointed for a long term and will serve an initial period of three years. This statement by Jay Shah is completely ruling out Rahul Dravid from the equation. 

The BCCI secretary also confirmed that the domestic cricket structure will be unveiled soon and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) High-Performance Center in Bengaluru will be functional from August.

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