Former captain of Indian cricket Rahul Dravid is all but certain to be the Indian cricket team’s next head coach after he formally applied for the high-profile position.
With Dravid, the current head of National Cricket Academy applying, the job for the Cricket Advisory Committee becomes easier as there aren’t any big names in the fray who can match the batting great’s stature.
It is learnt that he is the first and only choice of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.
“Yes, Rahul has formally applied as it’s the last day of the deadline. His team at the NCA, bowling coach Paras (Mhambrey) and fielding coach Abhay (Sharma) have already applied. His application was just a formality,” a senior BCCI official stated.
VVS Lakshman also applied for one of the positions and his appointment is also under active consideration it is reported.