The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has figured out how to persuade Rahul Dravid to apply for the public group mentor’s post, which will fall empty after the T20 World Cup.
Dravid, who is Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, was in Dubai where he gave a show to the BCCI office-carriers – president Sourav Ganguly, secretary Jay Shah, financial officer Arun Dhumal and joint secretary Jayesh George – on the arrangement of new mentors at the NCA.
It is perceived that the BCCI gave an unmistakable image of the current circumstance where they aren’t tracking down any appropriate contender to take over as Indian group mentor. Many mentors have turned down BCCI’s proposition. The block needs Dravid to assume the liability till 2023.
The BCCI at first needed Dravid to come on board as between time mentor for the home series against New Zealand which would have given them an opportunity to track down a long-lasting swap for Ravi Shastri. Dravid has qualms about a lot voyaging, that will be unavoidable with the mentor’s job, however the BCCI is prepared to remunerate the previous India chief.
“Dravid is the most ideal decision for the Indian group right now. He knows the players and has assumed a urgent part in making a framework where players have had a smooth change into the senior group. The BCCI needs him right now and we have mentioned him to come on board till 2023. The conversation has been positive and we are wanting to see him on board when we publicize for another mentor,” a BCCI source said.
The Indian group mentor Shastri and care staff – which incorporates bowling trainer Bharat Arun and handling mentor R Sridhar – end their residencies post the T20 World Cup. Indeed, even group coach Nick Webb has informed the BCCI that he will not be proceeding after the competition.
On the off chance that Dravid comes ready, the BCCI will give him the choice to pick his care staff. Dravid came into the BCCI overlap in 2015 as mentor of India An and India under-19 groups. He was subsequently selected Head of Cricket at the NCA where he followed and supported the advancement of forthcoming players who could be drafted into the senior group on schedule.
Youthful players have consistently appraised Dravid exceptionally for his commitment in the background. On the off chance that he becomes India lead trainer, Dravid should surrender his post at the NCA and the BCCI should discover a substitution in the coming days.