National Cricket Academy Head Role Is Vacant

National Cricket Academy Head Role Is Vacant

The BCCI announced a campaign for the appointment of a new Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The former Indian captain Rahul Dravid has taken this place before. His two-year contract has finished and now the BCCI is inviting new candidates to take charge of the National Cricket Academy.

Dravid contributed a lot to creating India’s rich bench strength as an Indian captain. He worked hard training junior players as Indian A and U-19 coach. After that, the BCCI has offered him a two-year contract to become the Head of Cricket in July 2019. His contract has recently come to the end and Dravid most probably will reapply for a two-year extension. 

“Rahul Dravid could well reapply for the post but with Ravi Shastri’s tenure ending in November 2021 after T20 WC, there is every possibility of Rahul being elevated to head coach’s position. Bottom line, he remains very much a part of the system,” said an anonymous source in the BCCI. 

India’s limited-overs squad has recently come to Sri Lanka with Dravid as their head coach. The journalists asked him if he wanted to become a long-term Indian head coach after his team had finished six games in Sri Lanka. Dravid gave a mystifying answer and the question remained unresolved. 

“I haven’t really thought anything far ahead, to be honest. I am enjoying doing what I am doing,” Rahul Dravid said during his interview. The age limit for the position of a head coach in the Indian team is 60 years. The NCA head role has the same age limitation for its applicants.

The deadline for the Head of Cricket applications is August 15. The BCCI has put a description of the responsibilities for the vacancy on its website. A potential Head Cricket NCA will be overall responsible for running all Cricket Coaching programs at the NCA. At the same time, they must control the development, preparation and performance of all cricketers attending training at the Academy.