Rahul Dravid does not wish to reapply; VVS Laxman unlikely to vie for India head coach job: report | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: As the mandate of Rahul Dravid as Indian team head coach wraps up after ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started the process to fill the prestigious position. BCCI has launched a call for applications for the top position for a period of three and a half years.
The application deadline is May 27, 2024, and the new head coach is 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 an extension, even though a group of veterans of the Indian team have urged him to reconsider his decision. However, Dravid remains steadfast in his resolve to prioritize family time, as was communicated to the BCCI earlier.Laxman Plumbingthe current head of National Cricket Academy (NCA), he is also unlikely to compete for the head coaching job according to the report, although he is considered a favorite. Laxman has been instrumental in his role in the NCA for the last three years and also served as a stand-in coach for the Indian team during Dravid's absence, further demonstrating his coaching credentials.
With Dravid's imminent departure and Laxman's reluctance to enter the fray, attention has turned to IPL head coaches as potential candidates for the top job.
Reports suggest that Chennai Super Kings' Stephen Fleming and Lucknow Super Giants' Justin Langer are among the top suitors who could express interest in the job after the T20 World Cup.
As the search for India's next head coach continues, the BCCI remains focused on finding a suitable candidate to lead the senior men's team into the next phase of international cricket.



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