Latest Cricket News: Former India batsmen Rahul Dravid has reapplied for the role of the NCA Head as per the reports. The BCCI has opened up applications for the post of NCA Head after the end of Dravid’s two years contract. As per the rule, there is no provision to extend the tenure & the board has to invite applicants for the post of the NCA Head.
A source in the know of the developments said that Rahul Dravid is the only candidate who has applied for the position of NCA Head. “Yes, Rahul has reapplied for the post of Head of Cricket. You don’t need to be a genius to guess that he is going to continue after the tremendous work he has put in to change the face of NCA, which is now truly a center of excellence. In fact, as of now, save Rahul, there are no other prominent names of stature who have applied for the post”, the source said.
He also said that the BCCI has decided to extend the deadlines of submission of applications by few more days to make sure that interested candidates get a chance to apply for the post. “The BCCI brass has decided to extend the deadline from August 15 by a few more days. When Rahul is in the fray, everyone knows that there is little meaning in applying for the post. It’s more of a formality but yeah to be fair, a few more days are there if anyone feels that they would like to throw their hat in the ring,” the source added.
However, rumors of Rahul Dravid replacing Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian team after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 have not been confirmed yet. Dravid has also expressed his reluctance in taking over the role of Shastri as the head coach of the Indian team. Earlier In a virtual press conference ahead of the third T20I against Sri Lanka last month, Dravid said, “You know, to be honest with you I am happy doing what I am doing. For me, I haven’t given any other thought than this tour and getting through this tour.”
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