Former India skipper Rahul Dravid will continue as India A and under-19 coach for the next two years, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday.
“Over the last two years, Rahul Dravid has been instrumental in getting young talent into the mix who have proved their worth on the big stage. We are glad to continue his services for the next two years and are sure that this is a bright sign for Indian cricket which will see many more young talents coming up in the future,” said CK Khanna, BCCI Acting President.
ALERT: Rahul Dravid to continue as India A and U-19 coach for the next two years. pic.twitter.com/yRcFEY3BEL— BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 2017
Meanwhile, IPL side Delhi Daredevils have confirmed that Dravid will no longer mentor the franchise.
“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,” read a statement from Daredevils.
The former batsman was first appointed as the coach for the two teams in 2015. He guided the ‘A’ side to a victory in the triangular series against Australia and South Africa in his first assignment. He also guided the under-19 to the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup last year.