The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid as the brand new head coach of Staff India. The 48-year-old will substitute Ravi Shastri after the continued T20 World Cup 2021.
“The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Ms Sulakshana Naik and Mr RP Singh on Wednesday unanimously appointed Mr Rahul Dravid because the Head Coach of Staff India (Senior Males). The previous India captain will take cost from the upcoming dwelling collection towards New Zealand,” the BCCI mentioned in a press launch.
Dravid was reported to have met BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah after the 2021 IPL closing in Dubai and there they satisfied him to take up the job.
“The BCCI welcomes Rahul Dravid because the Head Coach of India’s senior males group. Rahul has had an illustrious enjoying profession and is among the greats of the sport. He has additionally served Indian cricket as Head of Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction. Rahul’s effort on the NCA has nurtured a number of younger cricketing abilities who’ve gone on to characterize the nation on the worldwide stage. I’m hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights,” Ganguly mentioned.
Dravid has beforehand coached the India Below-19 aspect on the 2016 World Cup and 2018 World Cup, the place they completed runners-up and champions respectively. The batting legend has additionally overseen the progress of the India A sides till 2019, when he was appointed the pinnacle of the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
“It’s an absolute honour to be appointed as the brand new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Staff and I’m actually trying ahead to this position. Below Mr Shastri, the group has achieved very effectively, and I hope to work with the group to take this ahead,” Dravid mentioned on his appointment.
“Having labored carefully with a lot of the boys both at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I do know they’ve the fervour and need to enhance every single day. There are some marquee multi-team occasions within the subsequent two years, and I look ahead to working with the gamers and the assist employees to attain our potential.”