Exclusive: Jai Shah Drops Bombshell – Major Overhaul Coming for Team India’s Coaching Staff!


BCCI Secretary Jai Shah has disseminated a significant update. Indeed, the tenure of Team India’s principal mentor Rahul extends only until June, beyond which Team India may secure a novel helmsman.

The Indian cricket contingent stands poised for the impending T20 World Cup slated for June. The roster for the tournament has been duly unveiled. Concurrently, an announcement has surfaced wherein BCCI Secretary Jai Shah intimates that Team India might undergo a change in leadership post-June. Disclosing in Mumbai on Wednesday, Jay Shah delineated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India will imminently circulate a call for applications for a fresh mentor.

Presently, Rahul Dravid holds the reins as Team India’s principal mentor, albeit his stewardship is confined to June. Hence, Team India is currently in pursuit of a successor, ensuring timely selection for the esteemed position.

India stands at the precipice of acquiring a new head coach. BCCI Secretary asserts that Rahul’s incumbency extends solely until June, welcoming his candidature should he choose to pursue it. The composition of the coaching contingent, inclusive of batting, bowling, and fielding mentors, will be determined subsequent to deliberations with the incoming head coach. Shah abstains from precluding the possibility of a foreign coach and refrains from committing to a definitive stance. The BCCI official underscores that the nationality of the impending coach is contingent upon the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), underscoring the international stature of the organization.

Implying that the board is disinclined towards adopting a segmented approach for coaches across formats, a strategy employed by cricketing boards such as the England and Wales Cricket Board, and notably, Pakistan. Shah affirms that the incoming coach will be appointed for an enduring tenure, commencing with an initial mandate of three years.

Shah additionally opines on the continuity of the “impact player” regulation within the Indian Premier League (IPL), stipulating that a verdict on its perpetuation will ensue subsequent to consultations with team captains and coaches. Emphasizing the significance of the regulation, which facilitates the inclusion of two additional Indian players in an IPL team’s playing XI. When questioned about potential ramifications on all-rounders, he maintains that the rule affords opportunities to emergent Indian talents within the IPL fold. He iterates the intent to engage with all franchises afore reaching a decision on the rule’s continuity, noting the absence of substantial dissent against the regulation.