Rahul Dravid appointed as Head of Cricket at NCA

Dravid will work closely with the head coaches of the national men’s and women’s team as well as the coaches for the developmental teams — India A, India U-19, India U-23 — to identify key training methods and areas for development.

Dravid will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.   -  FILE PHOTO/N. SUDARSHAN

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has appointed former captain Rahul Dravid as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on Monday.

Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at the facility. He will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff.

He will work closely with the head coaches of the national men’s and women’s team as well as the coaches for the developmental teams — India A, India U-19, India U-23 — to identify key training methods and the areas for development.

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"He will travel with India A and U-19 teams but not for the entirety of the tour. It is a much bigger responsibility and it will require him to spend more time at NCA than with the junior teams,” a BCCI official had told PTI after the CoA meeting in New Delhi on June 29.

“Paras Mhambrey and Abhay Sharma will continue to be with A and under-19 team for now. Though we are looking to bolster the coaching staff,” he added.

Dravid, along with BCCI general manager (operations) Saba Karim and NCA chief operating officer Tufan Ghosh, will kick-start the interview process of shortlisted candidates for some of the vacant coaching and support staff positions at the academy.

After inviting applications for the posts of batting coach, pace bowling coach along with trainers and physiotherapists, the BCCI has shortlisted candidates for each of these positions.

With inputs from PTI