No, BCCI is not removing Rahul Dravid from the post of coach, but BCCI may appoint a new coach for the Twenty20 format. The Indian board is reported “seriously considering” appointing a separate coach for India’s T20 Set-UP, according to information from the BCCI Headquarters in Mumbai. According to a source in BOARD, the new coaching staff for the Indian T20 Team could be revealed as early as January. This indicates that India will face Sri Lanka in a T20 series in January with a new captain and a new coach.
This decision is likely to be discussed very soon in the board meeting in the coming days.
After the poor performance in the Twenty20 World Cup, many questions were raised about the defensive strategy of the current coach Rahul Dravid. In such a situation, the BCCI has now made up its mind to change the captaincy to the shorter format as well. According to the news, it is almost certain that Hardik Pandya will become the captain of the Twenty20 format and the official seal will be taken in a few days. Along with this, BCCI is also thinking of adopting the theory of two coaches.
In the coming days, along with the appointment of the new selection committee, the BCCI can also announce the new captain of the Twenty20 format. In this meeting, there is bound to be a discussion about the appointment of a new coach for the Twenty20 format.
Recently former coach Ravi Shastri and former spinner Harbhajan Singh had already suggested having a separate coach in the Twenty20 format. If the BCCI appoints a new coach for the T20 format, Rahul Dravid will be part of the team in Tests and ODIs.