Former India batsman Rahul Dravid has been appointed by the BCCI as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Dravid has been the coach of India A and India’s U-19 men’s teams since 2015, following on from a playing career that saw him represent India in 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and one T20I between 1996 and 2012.
He coached India’s U-19 men’s side to World Cup glory in 2018, with a side featuring Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill beating Australia by eight wickets in the final to secure a fourth U-19 Men's World Cup title.
According to a BCCI statement, Dravid’s new role will see him “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".
The statement added: “Mr. Dravid will also work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives.”
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