Rahul Dravid will take over from Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of Team India (senior men) from the upcoming home series against New Zealand.
Dravid was appointed by the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh. The BCCI had invited applications for the said position on October 26 to appoint Shastri’s successor, whose term gets over after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.
"It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Mr Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward," DRavid was quoted as saying in a BCCI press release.
"Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential," Dravid said.
Talking about Dravid's appointment, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said, "The BCCI welcomes Rahul Dravid as the Head Coach of India’s senior men team. Rahul has had an illustrious playing career and is one of the greats of the game. He has also served Indian cricket as Head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) with distinction. Rahul’s effort at the NCA has nurtured several young cricketing talents who have gone on to represent the country at the international stage. I am hopeful that his new stint will take Indian cricket to new heights."