Sourav Ganguly said Rahul Dravid’s appointment as next India head coach is not confirmed yet

Board of Control for Cricket in India  president Sourav Ganguly on Friday (October 22) confirmed that Rahul Dravid’s appointment as the new head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team is not confirm yet.

There were various media reports claiming that Dravid was convinced by Ganguly and BCCI secretary Jay Shah to take up the head coach’s position after the T20 World Cup. Ganguly, however, clarified that the meeting in Dubai was about creating the future roadmap for the National Cricket Academy (NCA), which Dravid heads.

“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,” Ganguly said. “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 revealed that the BCCI had a chat with Dravid about taking up the head coach’s job in the past which he rejected and asked for some time. “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,” Ganguly said.

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