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Team India coach hunt: BCCI keeps options open with Gautam Gambhir topping the probables list | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The job to find the new head coach for the senior men's team seems to have become more challenging for the Indian cricket board (BCCI) than it was first thought to be. TOI understands that the board has kept its options open even as the deadline for the applications is less than a week away.Going by sources, Gautam Gambhir (coach of KKR), Stephen Fleming (coach of Chennai Super Kings), Justin Langer (coach of Lucknow Super Giants) and Mahela Jayawardene (global performance head of Mumbai Indians) have got BCCI interested. Reports suggest that the board's operations team has been trying to speak to potential candidates and check if they are interested in the job. It is learnt that Gujarat Titans' coach Ashish Nehra - whose name had earlier cropped up - isn't sure about doing a...
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Gautam Gambhir is the best candidate for India’s head coach role, says Wasim Akram: ‘He speaks clearly, bluntly’

Pakistan’s legendary seamer Wasim Akram has backed current KKR team mentor Gautam Gambhir to take over the Indian men’s team head coach position. With Rahul Dravid’s current contract with the national side set to end after the T20 World Cup in June, Gambhir’s name has been in the fray as a suitable successor. “Yeah, he is the best candidate. It depends on whether Gautam accepts it. He has also left politics because it took too much time. It is a time-consuming job. He is a very intelligent person, so he realised it’s not easy. He has two lovely daughters,” Akram, a former KKR bowling coach, told Sportskeeda. Akram further delved into the leadership skills of Gambhir, who was captain of KKR during his stint as a coach. “GG is very simple. Straightforward. Not a difficult person. But he s...
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‘He speaks bluntly, doesn’t think twice’: Wasim Akram on Gautam Gambhir amid India head coach rumours | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir emerged as a front-runner to replace Rahul Dravid as Team India's head coach after the T20 World Cup. Gambhir, who is currently mentoring Kolkata Knight Riders, has reportedly been approached by the BCCI for the job.Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram shared his thoughts on Gambhir's potential as Team India's next head coach, stating that he believes Gambhir is the best candidate.However, it remains to be seen whether he will accept the position."Yeah, he is the best candidate. It depends on whether Gautam accepts it. He has also left politics because it took too much time. It is a time-consuming job. He is a very intelligent person, so he realised it's not easy. He has two lovely daughters," Akram told Sportskeeda."GG is very simple. Straig...
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‘The wisdom he gives us…’: Rachin Ravindra on playing with MS Dhoni for CSK in IPL 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rachin Ravindra played in his maiden Indian Premier League season for five-time champions Chennai Super Kings sharing the dressing room with the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni.In his maiden season for CSK, Ravindra scored 222 runs from the 10 matches with a highest score of 61 at a strike rate of 160.87.Even though defending champions CSK failed to make it to the playoffs this time, playing in the IPL was a memorable experience for Ravindra.In a viral video, Ravindra talks about being on the same team as MS Dhoni and his experience of playing in the IPL.Ravindra said, "Yeah, it's a pretty special feeling. I think a guy who's achieved so much, to be able to share a field with him, not just on the field but the wisdom he gives us off it, is extremely valuable."Ravindra has Indi...
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BCCI approaches Gautam Gambhir to replace Rahul Dravid as head coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approached former cricketer Gautam Gambhir to replace Rahul Dravid as India’s head coach, according to a report from ESPNcricinfo. | Photo Credit: The Hindu The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approached former cricketer Gautam Gambhir to replace Rahul Dravid as India's head coach, according to a report from ESPNcricinfo.The report said Gambhir is BCCI's top pick to become India's next head coach as Dravid's tenure comes to an end after the T20 World Cup 2024. ESPNcricinfo also learned that BCCI will talk to Gambhir after the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 since the former left-handed batter is currently serving as the mentor of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).Gambhir was also a part of Men in Blue's victory in ...
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Gautam Gambhir approached by BCCI for Team India’s head coach post: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Gautam Gambhir, the former India left-handed opener, has reportedly been approached by the BCCI to potentially become the next head coach of the India senior men’s team. This comes as the BCCI officially opened applications for the India men’s head coach’s position, with a deadline set for May 27.The role of the new India men’s head coach would encompass all three formats from July 2024 until December 2027. Rahul Dravid's tenure as India’s head coach commenced after the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup and concluded with the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup, with an extension granted until the conclusion of this year’s Men’s T20 World Cup.According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, Gambhir, who currently mentors the Kolkata Knight Riders, is said to be at the forefront of the BCCI's wishlist to a...
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Rahul Dravid not keen to re-apply; VVS Laxman unlikely to vie for India’s head coach post: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the tenure of Rahul Dravid as the head coach of Team India ends after the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has initiated the process to fill the prestigious position. BCCI has invited applications for the top job with a tenure of three and a half years.The application deadline is set for May 27, 2024, with the new head coach expected to take charge from July 1, immediately after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup. According to a report on Sportstar, Dravid has not expressed interest in seeking an extension, even though a group of Team India veterans has urged him to reconsider his decision. However, Dravid remains firm in his resolve to prioritize family time, as conveyed to the BCCI earlier.VVS Laxman, the current head of the Natio...
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Rahul Dravid says no, BCCI to hunt for new head coach

File photo of Rahul Dravid. | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy The Indian men’s cricket team is set to get a new head coach, with incumbent Rahul Dravid having informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about his decision to step down at the end of India’s T20 World Cup campaign in June.Dravid is understood to have informed the BCCI hierarchy about his decision to spend time with the family even before the IPL began in March. On Monday night, the BCCI officially invited applications for the head coach’s post with May 27 set as the deadline. Last week, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, while stating that the applications for the head coach will be invited soon, had stressed Dravid “will have to re-apply” if he wants an extension. The statement came as a surprise to many in the know.The ...
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Coach Ki Khoj: VVS Laxman emerges as front-runner to replace Dravid, will Langer or Gambhir step up? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: VVS Laxman, the head of the National Cricket Academy and former India great, appears to be a strong contender to succeed Rahul Dravid as the chief coach of the men's national team if Dravid opts not to reapply for the position.BCCI secretary Jay Shah has dismissed the idea of having separate coaches for red and white ball formats, indicating a need for a single candidate who will be extensively traveling for the majority of the next three and a half years.Dravid, whose contract concludes after the T20 World Cup, retains the option to reapply for the role.However, with the BCCI inviting applications until May 27, a day after the IPL final, it appears that the board is inclined towards appointing a new and fresh face for the position.Take a look at some of the big names who cou...
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BCCI invites applications for position of Team India head coach, Rahul Dravid can reapply | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday officially invited applications for the position of the post of head coach of the senior men's team.Rahul Dravid is the current head coach and his term expires after the completion of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas.The BCCI, in a statement, informed that the tenure of the next coach will be over 3.5 years -- July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2027).'The selection process will include a thorough review of applications, followed by personal interviews and assessments of shortlisted candidates," the BCCI statement said.Earlier, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that current head coach Dravid will have to reapply if he wishes to continue in the job after his tenure ends next month.Dravid, who had a two-year contract ori...
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BCCI’s ask from new coach: Should be able handle pressure of handling marquee players, have working relationship with fans

The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday issued a release, inviting applications for the position of the Indian senior men’s team head coach. The key ask of the new head coach addressed by the board in their statement is “developing a world class Indian cricket team which delivers sustained success in all conditions and formats, inspiring current and future generations of cricketers and stakeholders with their approach to the game.” Another notable point was that the candidate “must be willing to meet work expectations and pressures associated with handling marquee athletes.” The deadline for the applications to be submitted has been dated to May 27, a day after the IPL 2024 final. The term for the role mentioned in the release starts in July 2024 and stretches to Dece...
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T20 World Cup: ‘Rahul Dravid’s immediate job would be to get Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya back in good space, form’ | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five-time champions Mumbai Indians being completely blown out of the waters under new captain Hardik Pandya has been the biggest story this IPL season. With 9 losses in 13 games, MI are already out of the playoffs race and now fight for their pride, looking to avoid finishing last on the points table.But amid all the embarrassment of falling flat in IPL, the larger pictures possesses a greater threat as two MI stars Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya have been battling a horrendous run of form. And this comes as a really bad news for Team India, who will next be seen in action at the T20 World Cup, starting next month in the Americas.With both Team India captain Rohit and vice-captain Hardik struggling, a worried cricket expert and commentator Harsha Bhogle opined that head coach...
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‘He would be hurting but…’: Ravi Shastri feels T20 World Cup snub will make Shubman Gill a better player | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Not considered in the 15-man squad Team India squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas, Shubman Gill responded with a fiery ton against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League on Friday.Slamming his fourth ton in the league, Gill sizzled with a 55-ball 104 to power Titans to a comfortable 35-run win over CSK. Roaring back to form after a series of low scores, Gill made the perfect use of home conditions in Titans' easy win and kept his sides playoffs hopes alive this IPL season. Amid his dazzling century, former India coach Ravi Shastri heaped praise on the Gill and pointed out that the 24-year-old would be hurting after not making to the World Cup squad. "He (Gill) would be hurting. He should be hurting. He should look at it positivel...
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BCCI to invite men’s head coach applications next week

India coach Rahul Dravid. | Photo Credit: Getty Images The appointment process for the head coach of India’s men’s cricket team is set to begin in the coming week. Jay Shah, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, confirmed incumbent Rahul Dravid can reapply if he wants his tenure extended.“We will call for applications in the next few days. Rahul Dravid’s tenure is coming to an end in June. If he wants to reapply, he can,” Shah said during an interaction at the BCCI headquarters.Dravid, who took over in November 2021, was handed a short-term extension till the T20 World Cup after his two-year contract expired at the end of India’s loss in the final of the ODI World Cup last November. Shah confirmed the new head coach will be offered to take charge till the ODI Wor...
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BCCI set to advertise for head coach, Rahul Dravid can re-apply | Cricket News – Times of India

Rahul Dravid's tenure as Team India's head coach is up to June this year, and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to advertise for a new coach.The staff of assistant coaches for batting, bowling and fielding will be finalized after the new coach has been appointed and consulted for the same, according to a report on Cricbuzz."Rahul's tenure is only up to June.So if he wants to apply, he is free to do so," BCCI secretary Jay Shah was quoted as saying in the report. The tenure for the new coach is expected to be of three years."We cannot determine whether the new coach will be Indian or foreign. It will be up to the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee), and we are a global body," Shah said. Like it has been the norm with the BCCI, there will likely be same coach for all fo...
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BCCI look for new coach: Rahul Dravid can re-apply, says Jay Shah

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah announced that the Indian board will be inviting applications for its men’s team head coach soon. Current Indian team coach Rahul Dravid’s tenure as head coach ends post the T20 World Cup and the BCCI will begin to hunt for a new coach in coming days. Shah stated that current coach Dravid can re-apply if he wants to. “Rahul Dravid’s tenure is till the World Cup, we will be inviting applications soon for the post of head coach and if Dravid wants to re-apply, he can do it. We have decided the criteria. Thereafter we will invite applications for support staff in consultation with the Cricket Advisory Committee. The coach’s tenure will be of three years,” Shah said during an interaction in Mumbai on Thursday. The Indian te...