“Dravid has confirmed that he will be the next head coach of the Indian team. He will step down as NCA head soon,” a senior BCCI official told TOI on Friday evening after the IPL final.
TOI can also confirm that Dravid’s trusted lieutenant Paras Mhambrey has been appointed bowling coach, as TOI reported on October 12. No decision has been taken on the replacement of field coach R Sridhar.
Rahul Dravid (AFP Photo)
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TOI had mentioned on October 12 that the BCCI would launch the process of appointing the next coach this week. Vikram Rathour will continue as the team’s batting coach.
We learned that Dravid had been awarded a two-year contract. Dravid will receive a salary of Rs 10 crore. “He was reappointed as head of the NCA last month. But BCCI needed a strong candidate to move Indian cricket forward. He worked so hard to develop the next line of Indian cricketers.
Paras Mhambrey (Image credit: ICC)
Even Mhambrey knows this next batch of players like the back of his hand. So, Ganguly and Shah thought it would be best if they could get them both on board. They will take over the New Zealand series after the World Cup, ”the source added.