BCCI considering making Rahul Dravid India's U-19 coach: report

Rahul Dravid's absence from the new Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) committee comprising of former cricketers Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman raised a few eyebrows — but it seems that the Board has a more hands-on role waiting for the former India captain.

An ESPNCricinfo report says that Dravid could take over as coach of India U-19 and 'A' teams — and this is not surprising considering he has mentored young players with fair success in the Indian Premier League.

 BCCI considering making Rahul Dravid Indias U-19 coach: report

File photo of cricketer Rahul Dravid. Reuters

Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Deepak Hooda have all flourished under Dravid. Moreover, Dravid's work with the Indian team before the series in England in 2014 was highly praised by members of the team.

Media reports have suggested that Dravid was offered a place on the new panel but had issues working with Ganguly. However, ESPNCricinfo report that Dravid may have rejected the coach's role because he is not too keen on a job which entails a hectic cricket calendar and almost continuous travel across India and abroad.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had earlier said that 'not everybody can be on the same panel' but would like a cricketer of Dravid's stature to be involved with Indian cricket.

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Updated Date: Jun 03, 2015 09:30:15 IST