A controversy erupted when a letter from Ramachandra Guha dropped in BCCI office, where he took on everyone in the board and coaches as well.
Though he didn’t mention the name of Rahul Dravid in the letter, his finger was towards him as he mentioned that a coach of a BCCI team was contracted with an IPL team as well. Though there are many coaches here who are contracted with IPL team, Dravid was the biggest name on the list.
Soon, Dravid was quick to seek an answer from BCCI regarding the Conflict of Interest and within few weeks, he let away his job with Delhi Daredevils.
As per a report in TOI, he earned an amount of Rs. 4 Crore for that two-month stint, which is equivalent to the amount which he will get as coach of India A and U-19 side for one year. (Read Here: Ramachandra Guha Writes To Vinod Rai)
BCCI is now planning to compensate the Indian batting legend for letting away his IPL contract. The amount will see an increase from past year as Dravid has been appointed as the batting consultant of India for foreign Test tours, hence, there will be a certain increase in fees which Dravid will be paid. It has also been reported that Dravid will not be on the team bus everytime they travel outside India. He will be only called in only when his services will be required,
“The clause is ‘he’ll be called whenever he is needed’. It doesn’t mean he will have to travel on every overseas tour. The board is currently zeroing down on the amount he needs to be paid on top of the existing contract. But one thing is certain that no fresh contract will be made for his role with Team India. It is kind of a part of the compensation,” a top BCCI official in BCCI told TOI.
This is a second stint of Rahul Dravid with the Indian team as he has earlier worked as the batting consultant with the team on their tour to England in 2014, where Indian batsmen once again cringed in front of England bowlers, with Virat Kohli also in the list. He just scored 134 runs in 10 innings at an average of 13.40, a record which he will look to improve when next year India travel England. (Read Here: 15 Players Wanted Ravi Shastri As Head Coach)
Tough tours await for the Indian team in form of South Africa, England and Australia, where the guidance of Rahul Dravid will be of utmost importance.
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