Sourav Ganguly, former India captain and present BCCI president, discussed reports about Rahul Dravid’s appointment as a head coach of India after Ravi Shastri after the T20 World Cup 2021. Ganguly clarifies that there was ‘no confirmation’ regarding Dravid’s appointment as head coach but he also added that the BCCI did discuss the proposition with him during their last meeting with him in Dubai during IPL.
In the ‘Salaam Cricket’ a show of Aaj Tak, Ganguly said “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,”
There were a number of media reports which indicated Rahul Dravir’s appointment as head coach after the T20 Worldcup. However, BCCI president Ganguly clarified that the meeting in Dubai was about creating the future roadmap for the National Cricket Academy (NCA), which Dravid heads.
“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 the 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 added in his statement that “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,”.