The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik, RP Singh on Wednesday unanimously appointedas the head coach of the Indian mens national cricket team. The former India captain will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand.
“It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role,” said Rahul Dravid on his appointment.
“Under Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential,” he added.
President, BCCIwelcomed Dravid and said: “Rahul has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction.
“Rahul’s effort at the NCA has nurtured several young cricketing talents who have gone on to represent the country at the international stage. I am hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights,” he added.