Dubai: In a major development, Former Team India’s player and batsman Rahul Dravid is all set to become the next head coach of the men’s national team after the end of T20 World Cup.
The development took place in Dubai, when BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah held a meeting with Rahul Dravid and asked him to become the coach of the Indian team after the T20 World Cup.
Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon,” informed a BCCI official as quoted by TOI.
The former India captain will replace outgoing head coach Ravi Shastri. Dravid, who currently heads the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will take over as the head coach after the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, scheduled to be held from October 17 to November 14.
“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,” the source said.
The BCCI is hosting the tournament in Oman and UAE. India will open its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.