THE BCCI has announced that former India skipper Rahul Dravid will continue as coach for India A and U-19 teams for the next two years. The legendary batsman was first appointed as the coach for the two teams in 2015 and subsequently led the youngsters to many victories.
Following his appointment, the Indian Express has confirmed that the maestro has ended his relationship with Delhi Daredevils as the chief mentor of the franchise. A senior DD official reportedly said,
“We are sad that he will not continue with us as Mentor as he chooses to serve India A as a coach. Being a true servant of Cricket he believes he still has a lot to give back to the game and help nurture young India talent. It was an honour and privilege to have Dravid as Mentor of the Delhi Daredevils over the last two years. We truly enjoyed our association and nurtured some great young talent together. We wish him all the best.”
Dravid joined the Delhi franchise in the ninth edition of the IPL and had been with them for two seasons. Earlier, former CoA member Ramachandra Guha had indirectly questioned Dravid’s loyalties for not being unable to attend National Cricket Academy’s camp due to IPL commitments.
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