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BCCI secretary Jay Shah has refuted reports of approaching Australian coaches for a head coach vacancy in India
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BCCI secretary Jay Shah has refuted reports of approaching Australian coaches for a head coach vacancy in India

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah on Friday dispelled media reports of approaching former Australian cricketers for the Team India Head Coach job that will be vacant after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Incumbent head coach Rahul Dravid’s contract expires at the end of the World Cup and the former Indian batsman has decided not to extend his tenure.

The BCCI had invited applications for the post last week, with a deadline of 6 pm on May 27, 2024.

“Neither I nor the BCCI have approached any former Australian cricketer with a coaching offer. The reports circulating in certain media sections are completely false,” Shah said in a statement.

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“We are focused on identifying individuals who have a deep understanding of the Indian cricket structure and who have risen through the ranks. It is critical that our coach has an in-depth understanding of our domestic cricket framework to truly take Team India to the next level,” he said.

Previously, reports suggested that former Australian cricketers Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer had been given the role, with both cricketers declining.