Former veteran Indian player Rahul Dravid can join Team India as an interim coach for the New Zealand series. According to a report, Rahul Dravid is likely to be approached by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be the interim coach for India’s home series against New Zealand. Right after the T20 World Cup, the New Zealand cricket team is going to tour India and it is being said that Dravid will be the coach of Team India for this series.
According to the report of the English newspaper Indian Express, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri and support staff will change after the T20 World Cup, but the BCCI has realized that the search for a new coach may take longer than expected. In such a situation, he wants to hand over the command to an experienced player like Rahul Dravid for a period of time.
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According to the newspaper, some Australian coaches have shown interest to become the coach of the Indian cricket team, but the BCCI is not inclined to give him the responsibility, as they are focusing on an Indian for the role. BCCI wanted Rahul Dravid to become the full-time coach of Team India, but he refused.
One reason behind this is also being told that he did not want to travel a lot. Dravid is currently in charge of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The Cricket Board later approached a few more coaches, but has not received a positive response so far.
The BCCI has not yet officially given any advertisement for the coach, but it is looking for a candidate who can fit the standard. The board had initially considered the possibility of requesting Shastri to take over the coach’s responsibility till the New Zealand series itself, but later changed its mind.
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