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Rahul Dravid may get India’s coaching job

Rahul Dravid has been approached to become Team India’s head coach, according to a member of the cricket advisory committee on Sunday.  The committee comprises of batting greats Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

The position of the head coach has been lying vacant ever since Duncan Fletcher’s contract expired at the end of the 2015 ODI World Cup, Ravi Shastri was handling the support staff as Team India director.

Dravid, who has been India A and India U-19 World Cup coach, is currently the mentor of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils.

A decision on India’s head coach is likely to be taken on Tuesday.

According to reports, Michael Hussey was approached to become the head coach but the Aussie declined.

Shastri’s contract as team director expired at the end of the ICC World T20. India crashed out in the semifinals after losing to the West Indies by seven wickets in Mumbai on Thursday.

Shastri is also in the frame to become head coach but reports suggest that Dravid will be the first choice if he agrees to take up the assignment.

In an recent interview to a news chaneel, Dravid had said that he was unwilling to take up long-term assignments and preferred shorter assignments like the IPL.
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