Indian cricketing legend Rahul Dravid is appointed as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Dravid was supposed to take over as NCA head from July 1 but his job at the India Cements caused the delay.
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) asked Dravid to relinquish his post as vice-president of India Cements or be on leave until he completes his tenure. India Cements then sent him on leave to avoid conflict of interest. Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA,
Dravid will also work closely with the National men’s and women’s Head coaches and coaches for India Developmental teams including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives. The BCCI did not specify the tenure for Dravid, who will also be responsible for monitoring progress of the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the senior men’s and women’s head coaches.