BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Big DECISION DAY today for BCCI as top brass meets VIRTUALLY at 11 AM to decide Rohit-Rahul’s future, Follow LIVE Updates

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BCCI Apex Council Meeting LIVE – India Cricket Overhaul: India T20 reboot could begin on Wednesday as BCCI top brass meets virtually at 11 AM today. The Apex Council Meeting is likely to decide future of Rohit Sharma as T20 captain. BCCI can also take a call on split coaching and remove Rahul Dravid as the India T20 coach. If the BCCI takes the action, Hardik Pandya will take over as the full-time T20 captain from SriLanka series. Among others, the BCCI New Selection Committee and BCCI Central Contract are also on the agenda. Follow Indian Cricket LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“There are various topics on the agenda. Yes, the T20 World Cup review is on not officially on the agenda. But if the President wants to discuss it, then of course, it will be the most important topic. We know there are still two years left in the T20 WC and the focus is on the ODI World Cup. But we have to begin early. Whether that is under a new captain or Rohit is up for discussion,” a senior BCCI official who will attend the Apex Council Meeting told InsideSport.

India Cricket Overhaul: Top items on agenda

  • Split coaching (Specialised coach for T20 team)
  • Split Captaincy (Rohit Sharma may be asked to step down from T20s with Hardik Pandya taking charge)
  • Review of T20 WC
  • Review of current coaches
  • Selection committee’s rotation policy

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With Rohit Sharma turning 36 in April, he does not have age on his side. The BCCI sees Hardik Pandya as a future T20 captain. Another important discussion will be regarding split coaching. Rahul Dravid recently hinted that he has a lot on his plate due to tight scheduling. With desirable results not coming in T20s, the BCCI is mulling a split coaching role. Dravid will stay on as ODI and Test coach while someone new could come in for the T20 team.

Again, it’s only a thought. We have not discussed Rahul’s future yet. He has a contract in place. And as required, he will take breaks with VVS taking charge of the T20 team. But a discussion on a full-time T20 coach is yet to take place. Will see if

BCCI Apex Council Meeting Agenda:

  • BCCI Central Contracts: New contracts will be discussed. Suryakumar Yadav is set for promotion.
  • The council will also approve the appointment of new selection committee.
  • The BCCI will discuss the status of two of its premier jersey sponsors BYJUs and MPL.
  • The appointment of consultancy firm Grant Thornton is also on the agenda list.
  • An Infrastructure sub-committee will also be formed and upgradation of five venues will also be discussed.
  • The meeting will discuss the venues for series against SriLanka, NewZealand and Australia.
  • BCCI will also take a call on India vs Australia Pink Ball Test in Ahmedabad.
  • The new Cricket Advisory Committee, headed by former Test cricketer Ashok Malhotra, will also be present during the meeting.
  • While not on the official agenda, a decision on India’s T20 future could be made.
  • BCCI is not happy with India’s support staff especially fielding coach T Dilip and the physio team.
  • Although Nitin Patel is heading the NCA sports science centre, BCCI could make a change in the support staff.
  • India have seen a string of injuries of late and some have been repetitive like Deepak Chahar.
  • President Roger Binny has promised to look into injury management.

BCCI Apex Council Meeting: Big DECISION DAY today for BCCI as top brass meets VIRTUALLY at 11 AM to decide Rohit-Rahul’s future, Follow LIVE Updates

Split captaincy: However, BCCI is in dilemma at the moment. Virat Kohli was removed as ODI and Test captain as they did not want split captaincy. But with Rohit Sharma ageing and need to set plans for 2024 T20 WC have forced the board to rethink. Rohit Sharma will stay put as the ODI captain till 2023 World Cup. A discussion on ODI and Test captaincy will only take place after 2023 WC.

However, InsideSport understands that BCCI is ready to take the bold step and appoint a new captain for T20s. With not many T20s scheduled in 2023, Hardik Pandya will take charge of the T20 team.

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Split Captaincy: With more and more bilateral series, a need to look at alternatives is much-needed. BCCI could follow England’s footsteps in this regard. Although Dravid will stay on as the ODI coach, BCCI is mulling a decision to appoint a T20 coach. It’s not that Dravid hasn’t played T20s but like many others, he has been conservative in his approach.

“We can’t afford to lose repeatedly. We will not take chances anymore. We are already in discussion with Rohit Sharma and he is comfortable with idea of the appointment of new captain for the T20 format. We will do the same with Rahul. He without doubt is an asset. But there is too much on his plate and we want to reduce his load. We will soon meet him,” a top BCCI official told InsideSport.

Apart from the important discussions, the BCCI will ratify a one-time payment to V Jaydevan. BCCI uses the Indian engineer’s rain-rule formula in domestic white-ball games for more than a decade now.

Although in international cricket, ICC uses the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method (DLS), VJD Method is the go-to in Indian cricket. Mushtaq Ali T20, Vijay Hazare Trophy and erstwhile Deodhar Trophy and Challenger Trophy all use VJD Method.

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