BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has cleared the air over Rahul Dravid’s appointment as the India head coach. Reports of Dravid becoming the next India coach are doing rounds ever since Ravi Shastri hinted that he will not continue after the 20-20 World Cup. Recently, a few reposts suggested that Dravid too has agreed to the role and will take over from Shastri after the showpiece event. However, Ganguly said Dravid has not been finalised as the BCCI will follow a process to appoint the next India coach. Recently, the board also invited applications for several positions, including the head coach.
“There’s no confirmation, I only read it in the newspapers. There is due process. It has been advertised. If he wants to apply, then he will,” Ganguly said on the ‘Salaam Cricket’ show, Aaj Tak.
Ganguly also rubbished the reports of him convincing Dravid to take over team India reins from Ravi Shastri. The former skipper said he met Dravid to discuss the future of NCA. Dravid currently serves as the NCA head. “Right now, he is the director of NCA. He came to meet us in Dubai to talk about NCA. How to take it forward. We all believe NCA has a big role in developing the future of Indian cricket. NCA creates the next generation of Indian cricketers. So, he wanted to discuss that,” Ganguly added.
Ganguly also revealed that Dravid had earlier denied becoming the Indian coach and his stand has not changed much.“We had a chat with him earlier too on whether he wants to take up the coaching role of the senior side but he didn’t seem that interested. His stand is pretty much the same even now. He asked for some time. Let’s see what happens,” Ganguly said