After sacking the Selection Committee, the BCCI is in talks with Rahul Dravid
After the horrible exit of Team India from the T20 World Cup, the BCCI is in full mood to take some strict actions. Thus, the Indian board sacked the whole selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma, on Friday and is now looking for new candidates for the selector posts.
However, it was not limited to just sacking the selection committee; some reports also confirmed that India is looking to split the captaincy role as per the formats of the game. Rohit Sharma will continue to captain the Tests and ODIs, while Hardik Pandya will be officially named T20I captain.
But apart from these changes, the BCCI is all set to take another big step, and this time, they are looking to have some talks with the Indian head coach, Rahul Dravid. The Indian board is eager to apply the policy of Spilt captaincy and Spilt coaching as well.
According to InsideSports, the BCCI has called Dravid to discuss the situation. That means the Indian team may have two different coaches in the future for different formats. And after two back-to-back poor performances in T20 World Cup within two years, the BCCI is keen to take this step.
A BCCI official said, "We can’t afford to lose repeatedly. We will not take any chance anymore. We are already in discussion with Rohit Sharma and he is comfortable with idea of appointment of new captain for the T20 format. We will do the same with Rahul. There is too much on his plate and we want to reduce his load."
Notably, the BCCI sacked all four senior members of the selection committee after another disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup. They have opened applications with a November 28 deadline. While for captaincy, Rohit will be the captain of ODIs until the 2023 World Cup in India, and in Tests he will lead until the next WTC cycle.
And as per the split captaincy and coaching concept, Dravid will stay as the head coach in Tests and ODIs, while for T20 internationals, India will look for other candidates. Some reports earlier suggested that India was looking to give MS Dhoni a bigger role in T20Is.