As per the reports in NDTV, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has agreed to become the High Performance Manager of the National Team while Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar have also been offered different roles for the betterment of the Indian Cricket as a whole.
It has been learnt that Ganguly, who expressed his desire earlier to work across the board, has said that he is ready to become the High Performance Manager of Team India where his job would be to assess India’s flop show in Tests abroad and plan accordingly on how can they perform well in future.
On the other hand, BCCI wants Dravid as the Talent Development Manager (Based in Bangalore) where his role would be to work with U-19 young guns and find the best suited talent for the national team, while also working with National Cricket Academy (NCA). The board also wants Tendulkar as the NCA manager and also work with the experienced out-of-form cricketers and help them stage a comeback in the team.
According to the BCCI sources, Tendulkar is willing to take over the responsibility but he wants to know more about this role while Dravid will confirm about his involvement shortly after IPL 8.
There are reports that Bangladesh tour might be Ravi Shastri’s last assignment as the Team India’s Director. BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur wants Shastri to be retained while some board members are not in favour of him continuing with the team. It is expected that a final call on whether Shastri, Bharat Arun and Sanjay Bangar’s tenure with the team will be taken as soon as the Bangladesh tour gets over.