The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has managed to convince Rahul Dravid to take over as head coach of the Indian men’s team. The board officials including president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah had met Dravid in Dubai on Saturday and following long negotiations, the former India captain eventually agreed for a two-year deal.
The current head coach Ravi Shastri will not continue in his role post the World Cup, the BCCI has been trying to get Dravid on board.
BCCI advertised for the same role after Dravid’s contract had ended, all eyes were on the 48-year-old as to whether he will apply or not. And when Dravid re-applied, it was the first definite confirmation that he was not showing interest to replace Shastri.
The BCCI has been keen on Dravid is no secret as he has been managing the junior and A team set up since 2015 and has been credited for creating a strong bench strength.
It is learnt that Dravid has sought time, but board officials insist that he won’t make a U-turn once the BCCI formally puts out an ad.