Indian Cricket Team Overhaul – Separate T20 Coach for India? After the unceremonious sacking of the National Selectors, the BCCI is now…
Indian Cricket Team Overhaul – Separate T20 Coach for India? After the unceremonious sacking of the National Selectors, the BCCI is now likely to take another major decision. The BCCI is pretty keen on introducing the concept of SPLIT CAPTAINCY & SPLIT COACHING roles. InsideSport has already reported that Hardik Pandya will take over from Rohit Sharma as India’s new T20 captain. Now the website has learned that the BCCI has called on Rahul Dravid for discussion on the appointment of a separate coach for the Indian T20 team: Follow Indian Cricket LIVE & IND vs NZ LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
The Indian cricket board is eager to explore a separate coach and captain for the T20 format. After two consecutive failures in the T20 World Cup, the BCCI is now not ready to take any chances. The belief now in the BCCI is that the T20 format has to be treated separately with a specialized set-up, coaching staff, and players.
“We can’t afford to lose repeatedly. We will not take any chance anymore. We are already in discussion with Rohit Sharma and he is comfortable with idea of appointment of new captain for the T20 format. We will do the same with Rahul. He without doubt is an asset. But there is too much on his plate and we want to reduce his load. We will soon meet him”, confirmed the top BCCI official.
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What changes are the BCCI contemplating?
NEW Selection Committee: On Friday night BCCI decided to sack all four senior men’s national selectors following another disappointing T20 World Cup campaign. The BCCI has now invited applications for five positions with Nov 28 being the deadline.
This move is the first step towards bringing about an impending overhaul in the Indian cricket.
New Captain for T20 Format: InsideSport has already reported that Rohit Sharma has also been informed about the board’s interest in appointing a separate captain for the T20 format. The board has zeroed in on Hardik Pandya, and the announcement can come as soon as January.
Rohit though would continue as the ODI captain till the ODI World Cup on the home soil next year.
New Coach for T20 Format: The BCCI now called Rahul Dravid for a meeting. In all likelihood, the board will imbibe the “split coaching” formula. Dravid will continue as coach for the ODI and Test formats. And the BCCI will appoint a new coach and support staff for the T20 set-up.
Indian Cricket Team Overhaul – MS Dhoni Director of T20 Cricket? The Indian cricket board is also set to knock the doors of the person who conquered the World events three times in his captaincy career. After T20 World Cup debacle in Australia, the BCCI is set to send an SOS to MS Dhoni for a LARGE ROLE with the Indian T20 Cricket set-up.
According to the sources in BCCI, board is deliberating to call on Dhoni for a PERMANENT ROLE with the Indian cricket.
As per a report by The Telegraph, the BCCI feels the load of managing three formats is proving too demanding for head coach Rahul Dravid. This is the reason, BCCI is deliberating to split the coaching roles. The board is interested in involving Dhoni in the T20 format and using his skills to raise the standard of the Indian cricket team.
The issue, according to the report, will be discussed during the APEX Council Meeting later this month.
MS Dhoni Director of T20 Cricket? Dhoni worked with the team during the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, but that was in an interim capacity.
The involvement for about a week could not bring the desired results, as the team was ousted in the opening round. The BCCI though feels, a bigger & larger role would certainly help Indian T20 set-up.
The report claims that Dhoni is expected to retire from the game after next year’s IPL. The BCCI is keen to use his experience and technical acumen in the right manner after that and will involve the former Indian captain.
The Double World Cup winner could be asked to work with a specialised set of players and drive Indian T20 team.
Indian Cricket Team Overhaul – When is BCCI APEX Council Meeting? The DATE for the APEX Council meeting is yet to be finalized. However, according to a board official, the meeting will take place in the last week of November.
- The formation of the Cricket Advisory Committee will be discussed.
- Formation of the new members in the selection panel will come up for discussion
- Split coaches roles can come up for discussion during the apex council meeting
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