Rahul Dravid was appointed as Indian head coach, according to the report. Dravid has been appointed as the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. According to a report, BCCI official said that Dravid has committed to succeeding current coach Ravi Shastri. Dravid is likely to soon step down as head of the National Cricket Academy.
“Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon,” BCCI said.
Dravid will assume charge of his coaching duties with the home series. Against New Zealand, which starts three days after the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, Shastri’s second stint with Team India ends with the quadrennial event. Also, Dravid’s stint will reportedly run until the end of the 50-over World Cup in 2023. His contract could be worth Rs 10 crore.
Board of Control for Cricket in India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India was due to start the hiring process for a new head coach this week. But Jay Shah and Sourav Ganguly were in favor of getting someone like Dravid. Also, spent a long time shaping the feeder line of budding cricketers. He has been deemed the right man to take Indian cricket forward.
Rahul Dravid was appointed, “He was re-appointed as the NCA head last month. But the BCCI needed a strong candidate to take Indian cricket forward. He has worked so hard to develop the next line of Indian cricketers,” BCCI said.
Lastly, Rahul Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey. They will likely take over as bowling coaches. While a decision is yet to be taken on replacing fielding coach R. Sridhar. Meanwhile, Vikram Rathour should continue as the batting coach.
“Even Mhambrey knows this next lot of players like the back of his hand. So, Ganguly and Shah thought it would be best if they could bring both of them on board. They will assume charge from the New Zealand series after the World Cup,” the source added.
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