Rahul Dravid is more likely to be approached by the Indian cricket board to be the interim coach for India’s dwelling collection towards New Zealand. Head coach Ravi Shastri and the core of the help workers will transfer on after the T20 World Cup however the board has realised the seek for a brand new coach might take longer than anticipated and therefore desires an skilled hand like Dravid on the helm as a stop-gap association.
It’s learnt that just a few Australian coaches expressed curiosity within the job, however the BCCI isn’t eager as they’re focussing on an Indian for the function, earlier than they appear elsewhere. The BCCI had needed Dravid to change into the full-time coach of the Indian staff however he had refused, it’s learnt, as he didn’t need to journey an excessive amount of.
Dravid is the in-charge of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
The Indian board later approached just a few extra coaches however are but to get a constructive response.
The BCCI has not formally put out an commercial for the coach however has been wanting round for a candidate who might match the invoice. The Indian cricket board is first looking for out the provision of potential candidates earlier than placing out an commercial.
“We wanted the candidate whom we feel is best suited for the job to agree first (to apply for the job),” a BCCI official defined their rationale to delay the commercial. “We don’t want a situation where we get applications but no one is seen as ideal. It will be embarrassing for the board and for the candidates too. So it’s better to find a suitable candidate first, till then Dravid can be interim coach,” a BCCI official stated.
The board had initially thought of the potential of requesting Shastri to proceed until that New Zealand collection however have since modified their thoughts. Dravid has coached the second-string Indian staff in Sri Lanka when the principle staff have been concurrently taking part in in Australia earlier this yr. India are scheduled to play two Tests and three T20’s towards New Zealand instantly after the T20 World Cup.
The tenure of Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar involves an finish after the T20 World Cup. Indian staff Trainer Nick Webb too will stop after the T20 World Cup.