Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

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

The significant decision came after the completion of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in which the Men in Blue finished runners-up.

Dravid was known as ‘The Wall’ during playing days for his solid batting. He has created the same kind of legacy during his coaching period as well. As per reports, BCCI acknowledges Dravid’s instrumental role in shaping the Indian Team and commended his exceptional professionalism.

BCCI President Roger Binny lauded Dravid’s vision, professionalism, and unyielding efforts, citing them as crucial pillars in Team India’s recent success.

“Mr. Rahul Dravid’s vision, professionalism, and unyielding efforts have been important pillars in Team India’s success. As Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team, you are always under immense scrutiny and I extend appreciation to him not only for embracing the challenges but for thriving in them. The performances of the Indian Team are a testament to his strategic guidance. I am delighted that he accepted the offer to remain the Head Coach, and it speaks of the mutual respect and shared vision between him and the BCCI. I have no doubt that under him, the team will continue its march to the pinnacle of success and set new benchmarks along the way,” said Binny.

India will tour South Africa between December 10, 2023, and January 7, 2024 for three each T20Is, ODIs and two Test matches.