The Cricket Advisory of Committee (CAC) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to give their verdict in coming days on Under-19 and A team coach Rahul Dravid, whose two-year term came to an end in March, this year.
One of the officials of the national cricket board revealed, following the quality performance and support from Dravid behind the scene makes the task easier for the BCCI to continue while availing the services of the 44-year-old batsman.
“Given his [Rahul Dravid] performance and his stature, I don’t think the CAC will have any problem with Rahul continuing as coach,” the BCCI official was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.com.
The BCCI member revealed to Cricinfo if CAC decides to continue with the services of experienced Dravid it would be clear that no application would be entertained for the post.
However, the official further revealed he’s hopeful that contract of head coach will be extended in next couple of days owing to Dravid’s promise he has shown in the recent times as a mentor which includes a series win over England.
“Dravid has a clause in the contract which facilitates extension by mutual consent,” the official maintained.
It’s pertinent to mention, the CAC is comprised of former stalwarts of Indian including skipper Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVK Laxman are expected to take a decision in coming days, according to the latest development.
“It is not that hard for CAC to take a decision on Dravid,” an official added.
The official went on to say it relies on Dravid whether he would want to continue by renewing the term as a coach, as CAC is the best to look into the matter in coming days.
“The negotiations of the contractual terms might take a bit longer,” official concluded while adding Dravid’s contract could be extended on the bases of Lodha Panel Recommendations.
Interestingly, the committee of CAC comprises of Dravid’s former national side teammates, who are pretty aware of his record and how he has gelled the young unit.
“If Rahul doesn’t want to renew his contract, then you have to pick someone else,” the official added.
Interestingly, under the guidance of former Indian batsman Dravid, the Under-19 team qualified for the World Cup final which was scheduled in Dhaka in 2016.
The Indore-born Indian had featured in 344 One-day Internationals and 164 Tests for India. He smashed 13,288 runs in longer-format and 10,889 runs in ODIs.