NEW DELHI: Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid had been appointed as the head coach of team India for two years starting from November 2021. Dravid has finally agreed to take over as the head coach of the national team.
The development took place on the sidelines of the final of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday night.
The other positions will now be looked into while Vikram stays as the batting coach.
Dravid was always the preferred choice for the BCCI but it looks like it took Secretary Jay Shah and President Sourav Ganguly to sit down and talk with the former captain before he agreed to wear the cap full-time after travelling to Sri Lanka with the team for the limited-overs series recently during the main team’s tour of England.
Current coach Ravi Shastri’s contract ends with the T20 World Cup that gets underway on Sunday. The BCCI is hosting the tournament in Oman and UAE.
India will open its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.
After the upcoming T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli will also be stepping down as the side’s captain in the shortest format .
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