Reacting to all the hustle and confusion that has taken place in selecting the support staff and coach, former member of CoA, Ramchandra Guha criticised the kind of treatment that has been given to former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan, former skipper Rahul Dravid and former coach Anil Kumble.
The four-member committee would comprise Diana Edulji, member of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, the acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, and the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
“Zaheer was contacted for 150 days per year,” Ganguly told reporters. A COA member stressed that the CAC is recommendatory and the final decision related to the appointment of coaches and consultants lies with the Supreme Court-appointed committee.
One of the BCCI officials while talking to The Times of India cleared that Rahul Dravid won’t be travelling with Indian team to Sri Lanka as he would be with India ‘A’ side during that time in South Africa. India are now scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I.
Rahul Dravid was known as one of the most disciplined cricketers with a sound technique. Hence, when India visit countries like South Africa, Australia and England, the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will benefit in leaps and bounds from his presence.
A patient listener, Zaheer’s contemporaries and younger peers would readily confide in him.
England new captain Joe Root joined the tally of batsmen in Test cricket who have been dismissed in 190s when he was undone by Morne Morkel for 190 after the right-hander edged a length delivery to give a sitter to Quinton de Kock behind the stumps.
After deliberations with BCCI over his contract extension with India A and U-19 teams and the possible conflict of interest, while mentoring IPL team Delhi Daredevils, Rahul Dravid opted to continue with the India job.
Despite having a two-year contract, Rahul Dravid had already expressed his eagerness to continue as coach but had sought more time from the Indian board. Accepting BCCI’s offer means Dravid can’t be part of media houses or do any commentary stint either.
After extending his stay as India ‘A’, U-19 coach for the next two years, Rahul Dravid has stepped down as Delhi Daredevils mentor, the Indian Premier League team said in a statement.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Rahul Dravid will continue as coach of the India A and U-19 teams for the next two years. Dravid steps down as Delhi Daredevils mentor.
While Rahul Dravid is expected to take the difficult call in the days to come, others too will be feeling the impact of CoA’s endeavour to end the conflict of interest in various roles later this month.
Rahul Dravid has called on the selectors and the team management to take a call on the future of the team as the team is built for the 2019 World Cup. He has laid specific focus on Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni who are pushing 36 years old.
Rahul Dravid reckons if India bat first they will have to score 280-plus with Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya playing a huge role in the lower-middle order. He also believes Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez will have to play a huge role for Pakistan.
It’s learnt that Dravid is willing to coach U-19 team in the future, but wants more clarity about the role to avoid any criticism of conflict of interest.