For the last few days, it is being rumoured that former Indian captain Rahul Dravid will soon take up the coaching responsibilities of the Indian Men’s Cricket Team. Ravi Shastri, who is the current head coach of Team India, will step down after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated that there is no confirmation about Dravid’s appointment as the new head coach.
Ganguly recently took part in the ‘Salaam Cricket’ show of Aaj Tak. Speaking in the show, he said, “There’s no confirmation, I only read it in the newspapers. There is due process. It has been advertised. If he wants to apply, then he will.”
Ganguly later added that Dravid met BCCI officials recently in Dubai, but to discuss the future plans for the National Cricket Academy, which he heads. “Right now, he is the director of NCA. He came to meet us in Dubai to talk about NCA. How to take it forward. We all believe the NCA has a big role in developing the future of Indian cricket. NCA creates the next generation of Indian cricketers. So, he wanted to discuss that,” said Sourav.
He also stated that the BCCI has put forth the proposal to Dravid of becoming India’s next coach. But the former cricketer asked for some time to make a decision. “We had a chat with him earlier too on whether he wants to take up the coaching role of the senior side but he didn’t seem that interested. His stand is pretty much the same even now. He asked for some time. Let’s see what happens,” Ganguly further added.