Rahul Dravid Has Officially Been Appointed As Head Coach Of The Men’s Team
By CricShots - Nov 3, 2021 9:01 pm
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On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that former Indian skipper, Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the head of the Indian men’s senior team. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh unanimously decided to appoint Dravid for the coveted position.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid

Accepting his appointment as per the quotes in, Rahul Dravid said, “It is an absolute honor to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Mr Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward.”

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He further added, “Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19, and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential.”

Rahul Dravid was serving as the director of the NCA in Bengaluru following four years as coach of India A and India Under-19. At the NCA, Dravid helped set up a process for injury management and rehabilitation. In July, Dravid stepped in as interim head coach for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka. 

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Talking about the appointment of Rahul Dravid, BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly said, “Rahul’s effort at the NCA has nurtured several young cricketing talents who have gone on to represent the country at the international stage. I am hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights. Rahul has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction.”