Mumbai, First Published Oct 14, 2021, 1:40 PM IST
Mumbai: Legendary batsman Rahul Dravid is reportedly set to become Team India’s interim coach in the series against New Zealand. The Indian support staff, including Ravi Shastri, is stepping down after the T20 World Cup 2021. With this, the selection of the Indian coach will be delayed. This was reported by the national media, Indian Express.
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The BCCI has concluded that it will take more time than expected to find a head coach. The BCCI has not yet advertised for a coach. The current effort is to find suitable people before inviting applications. Although some Australian coaches have expressed interest, the BCCI wants to appoint an Indian as coach. The BCCI wants to appoint Dravid as a full – time coach, but he has not agreed.
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Apart from Dravid, the BCCI has approached some other former Indian players but has not received a favorable response. Rahul Dravid is currently in charge of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. After the T20 World Cup, India will play two Tests and three T20s against the Kiwis. Earlier in the day, Rahul Dravid coached the Indian team on the tour of Sri Lanka. Dravid has also coached the India A and Under-19 teams. He was also an advisor to IPL teams.
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The coaching staff of the Indian team will change drastically after the T20 World Cup. Along with head coach Ravi Shastri, the tenure of bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar will end with the World Cup. Trainer Nick Webb resigns.
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