New DelhiRahul Dravid, one of the greats of Indian cricket, has agreed to coach the Indian senior team during the IPL final on Friday. In Dubai, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah held a meeting with Dravid and persuaded him to coach the Indian team after the T20 World Cup in UAE. In this way the era of Ravi Shastri will end and Dravid will replace him. He will remain the team coach till 2023. On the other hand, Paras Mhambrey has been chosen as the bowling coach. Dravid is currently the President of the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore. The BCCI had not officially released any advertisement for the post of any coach. Regarding this, the top official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India told during the IPL final on Friday night, ‘Rahul Dravid will become the head coach of the Indian team. He will soon resign from the post of NCA chief. Along with this, Dravid’s trusted aide Paras Mhambrey has been appointed as the bowling coach. He will replace Bharat, while fielding coach R. No decision has been taken on Sridhar’s replacement. Vikram Rathor will continue as the batting coach of the team. The board had also initially considered that Ravi Shastri should be requested to continue in his post till the New Zealand series but later he changed his mind. Dravid was the coach of the second-class Indian team that recently toured Sri Lanka. When the main team was playing a series in England. The Indian team has to play three T20s and two Test matches in the home series against New Zealand. The tour will take place immediately after the T20 World Cup. Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar’s tenure ends after the T20 World Cup. Indian team trainer Nick Webb will also be relieved after the T20 World Cup.
[Attribution to NBT]