Mumbai: No interim arrangement, if need reports are to be believed, NCA Chairman, Rahul Dravid will take charge as Team India coach after the current man in charge Ravi Shastri’s tenure comes to an end following the completion of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Sources told news agency ANI, “Dravid has agreed and it cannot get better. The other positions will now be looked into while Vikram stays as the batting coach. The Indian team is in a state of transition with youngsters coming in and they have all worked with Dravid and it will be all the more easier for Indian cricket to continue on its path to become world beaters on the pitch.”
Both BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly talked it out with the former Indian skipper, to persuade him to take up the job permanently after the tour to Sri Lanka where he was entrusted with the job as an interim plan. It was earlier reported that Dravid could step in as coach for the series against New Zealand as a temporary plan before a full-time coach is appointed.
“Jay and Sourav spoke to him and it was about Dravid being convinced because it does need a lot of time as you need to be on the go constantly. But things went well and Dravid has always kept the interest of the Indian cricket on the top so it made things easier as the team would do well to have someone like him guiding the boys,” the source said.