In one of the biggest developments in Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid has agreed to become the coach of the Indian senior team on Friday during the IPL final. The development happened in Dubai when BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah held a meeting with Dravid and persuaded him to become the coach of the Indian team after the T20 World Cup in UAE.
“Dravid has confirmed he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will be stepping down as the head of the NCA soon,” a top BCCI official told TOI on Friday night after the IPL final.
TOI can also confirm that Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey has been appointed as the bowling coach as reported by TOI on October 12. No decision has been made on the replacement for fielding coach R Sridhar.
TOI had mentioned on Oct 12 that BCCI will be initiating process to appoint next coach this week. Vikram Rathour will continue as batting coach of the team.
It has been learnt that Dravid has been given a two-year contract. Dravid will draw a salary of Rs 10 crore (SL Rs. 22.5 million per month for 2 years). “He was re-appointed as the NCA head last month. But the BCCI needed a strong candidate to take Indian cricket forward. He has worked so hard to develop the next line of Indian cricketers.
Even Mhambrey knows this next lot of players like the back of his hand. So, Ganguly and Shah thought it would be best if they could bring both of them on board. They will assume charge from the New Zealand series after the World Cup,” the source added.
Source – Times of India