Rahul Dravid is ready to take over as Team India coach after T20 World Cup

According to sources, Dravid has agreed to take over as the head coach of the national team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has convinced Rahul Dravid to apply for the national team coach’s post, which will fall empty after the T20 World Cup.

Rahul Dravid, Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, was in Dubai. He gave a presentation to the BCCI officers -president Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah, treasurer Arun Dhumal, and joint secretary Jayesh George – for new coaches at the NCA.

Talking to ANI, sources know of developments confirmed that the NCA head is ready to take over as the national team coach, which is great news.

It is understood that the BCCI gave a clear picture of the current situation where they aren’t getting any suitable candidate to take over as an Indian team coach. Many coaches have turned down BCCI’s offer of Head Coach. The board wants Dravid to take up this responsibility till year2023.

The BCCI initially wanted Dravid to come on board as a temporary coach for the home series against New Zealand, which would have given them time to find a permanent replacement for Ravi Shastri.

Dravid Will have the choice to choose his staff

If Dravid comes on board, the BCCI will give him the authority to choose his support staff. Dravid came into the BCCI board in 2015 as coach of India A and India under 19 teams. Later he was appointed as Head of Cricket at the NCA, where he tracked and took care of the progress of young players who could be drafted into the senior team in time.

Young players have always appreciated coach Dravid highly for his contribution behind the scenes. If he becomes India’s head coach, Dravid will have to give up his post at the NCA. Then BCCI will have to find a replacement for NCA’s post in the coming days.

“Dravid is the quality and best choice for the Indian team at the moment. He knows the players and has played a crucial role in creating a system. The BCCI needs him at the moment and we have requested him to come on board till the year 2023. The discussion has been positive and we are hoping to see him on board when we advertise for a new coach need,” a BCCI source said.

The current coach, Ravi Shastri’s contract, will end with the T20 World Cup that gets underway on Sunday. India will open its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on Sunday, October 24th, in Dubai. After the upcoming T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli will be leaving his captaincy as the side’s captain in the shortest format of cricket for India. We have already seen the players perform well and now it’s time to see how Dravid works s the coach. We hope that all things will go great. 

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