Former India captain Rahul Dravid could have politely turned down the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) when he was approached to the following head coach of the Indian males’s group after Ravi Shastri however he could be seen as an interim coach for the second time this yr. Dravid was the interim coach of the limited-overs Indian aspect which toured Sri Lanka earlier this yr with Shastri accountable for the Take a look at aspect in England.
Present head coach Shastri and his assist employees’s tenure will come to an finish after the T20 World Cup 2021, however the BCCI has realised the seek for a brand new coach might take longer than anticipated. Because of this they need Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) chief Dravid in cost for the New Zealand house sequence, which begins simply three days after the T20 World Cup ultimate on November 17, based on report within the Indian Categorical newspaper.
In keeping with the newspaper, 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 position, earlier than they appear elsewhere. The BCCI had needed Dravid to develop into the full-time coach of the Indian group however he had refused.
The Indian board later approached just a few extra coaches however are but to get a optimistic response. The BCCI has not formally put out an commercial for the coach however have been trying round for a candidate to switch Shastri.
“We needed the candidate whom we really feel is finest suited to the job to agree first (to use for the job),” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by the Indian Categorical. “We don’t need a state of affairs the place we get functions however nobody is seen as ultimate. It will likely be embarrassing for the board and for the candidates too. So it’s higher to discover a appropriate candidate first, until then Dravid may be interim coach,” a BCCI official added.
The BCCI additionally thought-about the potential for requesting Shastri to proceed until the New Zealand sequence however have modified their thoughts. Dravid has coached the second-string Indian group in Sri Lanka when the primary group had been concurrently taking part in in Australia earlier this yr. India are scheduled to play two Assessments and three T20s in opposition to New Zealand.