BCCI approaches Gautam Gambhir to turn into India's head coach

Former India batter Gautam Gambhir is on top of the BCCI's wishlist to take up the position of India men's head coach after Rahul Dravid's term ends at the conclusion of the 2024 T20 World Cup in June. Cricket has learned Gambhir, who is presently the tutor of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, has been reached by the BCCI to measure his advantage in the gig, and further conversations are normal after KKR complete their IPL 2024 mission. Notwithstanding, the cutoff time for going after the India lead trainer position is May 27, a day after the IPL last. Dravid, it is learnt, has imparted to the BCCI his choice not to look for another residency. VVS Laxman, who had been supposed to succeed Dravid, had made himself inaccessible last year because of individual reasons. While Gambhir, 42, has no insight of training at global or homegrown level, he has been responsible for the instructing staff at two IPL establishments. He was the guide at Lucknow Super Monsters in IPL 2022 and 2023 - they qualified for the end of the season games in the two seasons - prior to joining KKR for the 2024 season, where they will complete the association stage on top of the focuses table. Gambhir's transition to KKR for IPL 2024 was unforeseen yet it is learned he was convinced to turn into the group's tutor by the establishment's essential proprietor Shah Rukh Khan. Gambhir was essential for India's T20 World Cup win in 2007 and the ODI World Cup triumph in 2011. He captained KKR for seven IPL seasons from 2011 to 2017, and they qualified for the end of the season games multiple times and brought home two championships in 2012 and 2014 under his administration. They likewise arrived at the last of the old Bosses Association T20 in 2014. Last week, the BCCI posted a promotion looking for applications for the place of India men's lead trainer. The work, the BCCI said, would be for each of the three organizations for a span of three and a half years beginning from July 2024 until December 2027. Dravid had started his two-year term as India's lead trainer after the 2021 T20 World Cup. His spell should end after the 2023 ODI World Cup in November last year, however he consented to an expansion for the rest of the 2024 T20 World Cup, which will be played in West Indies and the USA in June.