BCCI called a meeting before the tour of Bangladesh.
A big decision can be taken on the T20 captaincy of Team India.
New Delhi. After the end of the ODI series against New Zealand, the Indian team will tour Bangladesh. A series of two Tests and three ODIs will be played between India and Bangladesh. The first match of the ODI series will be played on 4 December. Before this tour, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called a meeting. In which other members of the team management including captain Rohit Sharma, coach Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli will be present.
In this meeting, the coach of the team and the captain in T20 format can be discussed. Other former veterans including Gautam Gambhir can be considered for the coach of the Indian team. Apart from this, BCCI can think of foreign coach. This will reduce the burden of Dravid. The Indian coach had to face criticism since the T20 World Cup. At the same time, he was also trolled for taking a break on the tour of New Zealand. The meeting organized by BCCI will be attended by Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, BCCI President Roger Binny, Secretary Jay Shah, BCCI Treasurer Ashish Shelar, Chetan Sharma (outgoing chairman of selectors).
We need to focus on the upcoming World Cup – BCCI official
During a conversation with InsideSports, a senior BCCI official said, ‘A meeting will be held. I can’t tell you directly. We have to meet Rohit and Rahul before the Bangladesh tour. There are many things to discuss. We need to plan for the upcoming World Cup. Both Rohit and Rahul know what we need to change. As for the split captaincy and coach, once we meet the coach and captain apart from the selectors, we will decide.
BCCI will not take risk again
A top BCCI official said, “We cannot afford to lose again and again. We will not take the risk now. We are already in discussion with Rohit Sharma and he is comfortable about appointing a new captain for the T20 format. We will do the same with Rahul. There is no doubt that he is a great asset. But she has a lot on her plate and we want to lighten her load. We will meet him soon.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 28, 2022, 22:39 IST