The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has opened applications for the role of the head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The position is held by former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid for around two years now. His two-year term has come to an end.
The board has kept the option for Dravid to reapply for the position if he might want to extend his term at the academy. The application for the new position is again for a period of two years.
BCCI posted the advertisement for the role on their website on Tuesday as part of their routine notification for the position. The eligibility for the job includes the experience of representing India in at least 25 Tests. The person should have coached for at least five years at the international level or at India A, India Under-19, India women or IPL and the candidates must be under 60. The last date to apply is August 15.
The responsibilities of the head of cricket at the NCA includes running all cricket coaching programs at the academy and the “preparation, development and performance” of all cricketers attending training there. The head is also responsible for the development of emerging and male and female youth cricketers, who are sent to the academy and is someone who works closely with the national and other cricket coaches in India. He will assist the selectors of both men’s and women’s teams at the senior level and at India A level.
Rahul Dravid recently finished the tour of Sri Lanka on a fine note as the team emerged victorious in the ODI series even with a second-string team. Although the team lost the T20I series playing with a depleted team after several players were forced to miss out on the series after going into isolation, they received appreciation for putting up a good fight even in such challenging circumstances.
Meanwhile, Team India Head Coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure is also coming to an end.