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Gautam Gambhir appointed as new Head Coach of India

By: Aditya Ahuja 

Former India batter Gautam Gambhir has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday.

The 2011 World Cup winning player has signed a three-year contract, succeeding the legendary Rahul Dravid.

Gambhir was interviewed along with W.V. Raman by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee, headed by Ashok Malhotra, via Zoom. Despite Raman’s detailed presentation, the committee put forward Gambhir’s name for the position.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah took to social media platform X to welcome the new coach.

“It is with immense pleasure that I welcome Mr Gautam Gambhir as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. Modern-day cricket has evolved rapidly, and Gautam has witnessed this changing landscape up close. Having endured the grind and excelled in various roles throughout his career, I am confident that Gautam is the ideal person to steer Indian Cricket forward”, he wrote.

“His clear vision for Team India, coupled with his vast experience, positions him perfectly to take on this exciting and most sought-after coaching role. The BCCI fully supports him as he embarks on this new journey”, he added in his post.

Gambhir will officially begin his term this month and will serve until December 31, 2027, coinciding with the year of the next ODI World Cup.

More to follow.

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