After much anticipation, Rahul Dravid was finally appointed as the head of National Cricket Academy by the BCCI on July 8.
The reports, however, suggest that the appointment was delayed because of some issues related to his job at India Cements. The BCCI asked him to either quit his job or go on a leave until the end of his tenure at the NCA but seeing the seriousness of the situation, India Cements sent him on a leave themselves.
BCCI, in a statement, noted:
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 best news today. Rahul Dravid is Head of Cricket at the NCA. When the level just below the national team is high, the national team is automatically good.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 8, 2019
While further adding:
Mr. Dravid will also work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives. He will also be responsible for monitoring progress against these objectives for the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the Senior Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches.
He helped India's U-19 side to @cricketworldcup glory in 2018, and now Rahul Dravid is set to continue developing the talents of tomorrow as head of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/TIYE0KDgYL— ICC (@ICC) July 8, 2019