It has been revealed that India’s junior coach Rahul Dravid will have to apply for the post of head coach at the National Cricket Academy as BCCI decided to invite fresh applications on Saturday.
The BCCI is looking for a suitable person to fit in the newly created position of head coach, therefore inviting fresh applications. Dravid is the front runner for the job as he is already in charge of India A and the U-19 team.
A BCCI official after a Committee of Administrators (CoA) meeting said, “A transparent application process will be followed like it is the case now with all BCCI jobs. Dravid is obviously a favourite for the role as he is already in charge of the junior national teams.”
The COO Toofan Ghosh will be handling the administrative work at NCA in Bengaluru and the head coach will be given the responsibility for a complete revamp which will include selecting and hiring of fresh coaching staff at all levels, besides monitoring the upcoming generation of cricketers.
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The BCCI has given up the practice of direct appointments followed by a few questionable recruitments therefore Dravid will have to apply for the job. Meanwhile, the current India head coach Ravi Shastri will also have to reapply for the job after his period ends after the World Cup beginning in the UK next month.
Earlier this year, former India opener Vikram Rathour tried to make a direct appointment as the batting coach of U-19 team and India A but was rejected after CoA noticed his conflict of interest case.
Rathour is the brother-in-law of Ashish Kapoor, current India U-19 national selector and the appointment he made would have been a case of conflict of interest.
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