Nation ahead of IPL riches for Dravid
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that Rahul Dravid will continue as coach for the India \'A\' and Under-19 teams for the next two years.
Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that Rahul Dravid will continue as coach for the India 'A' and Under-19 teams for the next two years.
With Dravid opting to continue with India's juniors and the 'A' side, it means he won't be able to coach in the Indian Premier League.
The former India captain was first appointed as the Under-19 coach for the two teams in 2015 and under his leadership the youngsters have achieved outstanding results, at home and away.
In his first assignment as coach, the India 'A' side won the triangular series in Australia which also had South Africa as the third team.
He repeated that success with the Under-19 team as well, guiding them to the final of the World Cup in 2016.
"Over the last two years, Dravid has been instrumental in getting young talent into the mix who have proved their worth on the big stage.
We are glad to continue his services for the next two years and are sure that this is a bright sign for Indian cricket which will see many more young talents coming up in the future," BCCI acting president CK Khanna said."We are glad to continue his services for the next two years," he added.
BCCI acting secretary, Amitabh Choudhary said that Dravid was instrumental in grooming the youngsters in the last two years.
"Rahul Dravid is known for the discipline and commitment he brings to the table. I wish him all the very best for his assignments with the two teams for the next two years," Choudhary said.
Dravid was the mentor of Delhi Daredevils in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League, who said they were saddened by his departure.
"It was a privilege to have Dravid as our mentor over the last two years. We are sad that he will not continue with us as mentor as he chooses to serve India We wish him all the best,” said a statement.