Former skipper and batting legend Rahul Dravid was officially appointed Head of Cricket at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (July 8).
"Mr Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA," the BCCI said in a release.
"Dravid will also work closely with the National men’s and women’s Head coaches and coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives."
Dravid, who was asked by BCCI and COA to relinquish his post as vice-president of India Cements or be on leave until he completes his tenure, was supposed to take over the NCA role from July 1. However, his longstanding job with the Tamil Nadu-based company caused a delay because of a potential conflict of interest untill the man was granted leave.
But Rahul's appointment was a genuine cause of appeasement for the cricket fraternity that lauded the man and wished him well for his new job.