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Rahul Dravid re-applies for role of National Cricket Academy head, favourite to continue

The National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru needs a new head coach as current head Rahul Dravid's tenure ends soon. Meanwhile, Dravid has re-applied for the post, making him the favourite again.

Rahul Dravid re-applies for role of National Cricket Academy head-ayh
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 19, 2021, 3:03 PM IST

Bengaluru's National Cricket Academy needs a new head coach, as the Board of Control for Cricket in India invited application for the post last week. Current head coach Rahul Dravid's tenure, ends soon, while he can continue with the role upon applying again.

Eyeing transparency, the BCCI does not grant an immediate extension and has thus invited fresh applications. Meanwhile, as per reports, Dravid has re-applied for the role.

A BCCI official confirmed the same to ANI, while the report adds that upon the invitation, the NCA head reports to the BCCI secretary, following which he would be given a two-year contract. He is supposed to supervise around 25 to 30 people, while 12 persons report to him directly.

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Rahul Dravid re-applies for role of National Cricket Academy head-ayh

"The Head Cricket NCA will be overall responsible for running all Cricket Coaching programmes at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore. He will be responsible for the preparation, development and performance of all cricketers attending training at the Academy. He will be singularly responsible for the development of emerging and youth cricketers within the male and female player development programmes who are sent to the NCA," read the invite from BCCI.

Meanwhile, another source confirmed InsideSport that Dravid is willing to continue as the NCA head, thus ruling out his chances of replacing Ravi Shastri as Team India head coach.. Dravid's performance has been commendable so far, producing a string of redoubtable Indian talent. With these talents, the Indian side managed to win in Australia and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy without its core side.

He also coached the side during the just-concluded limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, as Shastri was with the senior side in England. A nearly second-string side beat the islanders in the One-Day International series 2-1 but failed in the Twenty20 International series 1-2.

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