BCCI extends Dravid's coaching stint
Rahul Dravid has chosen India over Indian Premier League, and will continue as coach of the country's 'A' and U-19 teams for the next two years, at the expense of mentoring IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.
The BCCI on Friday announced that the former India captain will continue to work as coach of India A and U-19 teams. Dravid was first appointed as coach for the two teams in 2015 and under his leadership, the youngsters have achieved outstanding results, at home and away.
Dravid was appointed mentor of Delhi Daredevils in March 2016. Earlier, it used to be a 10-month contract for the national team, and a two-month window for IPL.
Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua couldn't thank Dravid enough for the services rendered. "It was an honour and privilege to have Rahul Dravid as mentor of the Delhi Daredevils over the last two years. We truly enjoyed our association and nurtured some great young talent together. We are sad that he will not continue with us as mentor as he chooses to serve India A as a coach.
"Being a true servant of cricket he believes he still has a lot to give back to the game and help nurture young India talent. We wish him all the best," Dua said. The contract extension comes in the wake of historian and former CoA member Ramchandra Guha's allegations about national coaches moonlighting for IPL franchises. In Dravid's first assignment as coach, the 'A' side won the triangular series in Australia, which had South Africa as the third team.