BCCI appointed Gautam Gambhir as head coach Indian cricket team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men's cricket team. Gambhir will officially begin his tenure in July and will serve till December 31, 2027.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team. The former India opener has signed a three-year deal and will succeed the legendary Rahul Dravid.

Gambhir, who played a key role in India’s 2011 World Cup victory, W.V. Raman from the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee headed by Ashok Malhotra, via Zoom. Despite Raman’s detailed presentation, the committee recommended Gambhir for the role.

BCCI appointed Gautam Gambhir as head coach Indian cricket team
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Gambhir will officially begin his tenure in July and will serve till December 31, 2027, which marks the year of the next ODI World Cup. Although Gambhir has never formally coached a team, he has been associated with IPL franchises Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders as a mentor, leading to its third IPL title on May 26, a day before the deadline to apply for the head coach position.

Early reports suggested that BCCI was considering Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer for the job. However, BCCI secretary Jay Shah denied these claims, saying the board had not approached any former Australian cricketer and was focused on hiring an Indian coach.

BCCI appointed Gautam Gambhir as head coach Indian cricket team
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BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed Gambhir’s appointment in X on Twitter. “I am extremely happy to welcome Shri Gautam Gambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly and Gautham has seen this changing landscape closely.

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Having performed well in various roles throughout his career, I am confident Gautham is the ideal man to lead Indian cricket,” he wrote. His clear vision for TeamIndia, coupled with his vast experience, makes him perfectly positioned to take on this exciting and highly sought-after coaching role. The BCCI will fully support him as he embarks on this new journey,” he said.

Going forward, sources suggest that the board may appoint Jonty Rhodes as the fielding coach. However, BCCI has not yet taken a call on his appointment.

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