The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has neglected the advice from Rahul Dravid for an updated coaching programme manual and has instead decided to persist with the current outdated one for cricketers across different levels.
Dravid had pointed out the outdated manual and advised BCCI to update it as soon as possible, three years back itself. The board though caught in its legal issues, has struggled to put an updated manual in place. It is learned that the board had tried to outsource the job to a private firm this year, but things didn't materialize.
Talking about the same to TOI. A Board official was quoted saying, “There was an effort to get the job done through a private firm. But negotiations between the two did not work out,”
He further said, “Interestingly, Dravid had recommended upgrading the manual even before he was officially made the coach of the junior teams. Now, his first idea has been shelved, The board tried out an exchange programme for coaches with Cricket Australia but didn’t get desired results. Then it was decided to outsource the job.”