Active Stocks
Wed Jun 19 2024 15:54:35
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,658.00 3.06%
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 180.05 -0.61%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 852.60 0.95%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 423.70 -1.19%
  1. ICICI Bank share price
  2. 1,144.75 1.93%
Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  Team India's next head coach: BCCI turns to MS Dhoni to convince former NZ player to replace Rahul Dravid. Details here
BackBack

Team India's next head coach: BCCI turns to MS Dhoni to convince former NZ player to replace Rahul Dravid. Details here

BCCI is seeking MS Dhoni's help to convince the former NZ player for the India head coach post after Rahul Dravid.

BCCI is reportedly seeking MS Dhoni's help to convince former NZ player for India head coach post after Rahul Dravid. Premium
BCCI is reportedly seeking MS Dhoni's help to convince former NZ player for India head coach post after Rahul Dravid.

As Team India's head coach Rahul Dravid's term concludes after the 2024 T20 World Cup in June, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has approached Mahendra Singh Dhoni to step in and persuade CSK coach Stephen Fleming to take over Dravid's position as his successor.

Hindustan Times reported that CSK coach Fleming was the board's first choice to appoint as India's head coach after the T20 World Cup. However, the former Kiwi skipper expressed his reluctance to commit until 2027.

Quoting sources, HT reported that Fleming had made it clear with the BCCI in the initial discussions, after which the board started to look for other options, including Gautam Gambhir, Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, and Mahela Jayawardene. While discussions with other players are ongoing, BCCI is still not ready to give up on Fleming and has asked Dhoni to step in.

"Fleming hasn't said no. He has expressed his concerns about the tenure of the contract, which is nothing unusual. Even Rahul Dravid wasn't keen in the beginning, but he was persuaded. It shouldn't be a surprise if the same thing happens with Fleming. And who better than MS Dhoni to do the job?" a BCCI source told HT.

Also Read: ‘Didn’t play quality cricket…': Hardik Pandya reveals what ‘went wrong’ for Mumbai Indians during IPL 2024 season

The Indian Express reported that BCCI was interested, citing Fleming's management skills and achievements. However, CSK's CEO denied such talks, stating there has been no communication with Fleming regarding the matter.

Also Read: Will Gautam Gambhir replace Rahul Dravid as Team India head coach? Report says BCCI has…

"I have not heard anything like this. There has been no communication from Stephen Fleming to CSK either," CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told Sports Now. Additionally, certain reports mentioned that VVS Laxman, the head coach at the National Cricket Academy – is also unwilling to take up the role.

Also Read: India's new coach: Ricky Ponting, Stephan Fleming among BCCI's top choices as Rahul Dravid's replacement

On May 16, the BCCI formally announced the invitation to apply for the position, with a deadline set for May 27. 

BCCI secretary Jay Shah has, in the meanwhile, said that if Dravid desires to extend his tenure, he will need to submit a new application.

3.6 Crore Indians visited in a single day choosing us as India's undisputed platform for General Election Results. Explore the latest updates here!

Catch all the Sports News and Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.
More Less
Published: 21 May 2024, 11:39 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You