The Indian Express’ Shamik Chakrabarty has reported that Former India captain Rahul Dravid could be in line for a top job in Indian cricket. The BCCI is said to be considering appointing Dravid as Director of Cricket Operations.
The report further states that the appointment is expected to be taken up by BCCI’s working committee at its Annual General Body meeting in September -
The Director of Cricket Operations will have to oversee the cricketing system in the country - from the age-group teams to the national team, it is learnt.
The idea to create this post and appoint Dravid was floated by a top BCCI official after the former No.3 Test batsman retired in March. BCCI president N Srinivasan agreed in principal to the proposal. Dravid will be briefed about the BCCI’s plan and if he agrees to take up the responsibility, the proposal will be tabled at the AGM.
The Indian Express report also quotes a senior BCCI official who claims inspiration for the idea came from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), who have Andy Flower in a similar role. “England have benefited a great deal by appointing Flower. They are the No.1 Test side in the world. We fared badly in England and Australia last season and some overhaul is needed to improve our record overseas. And who better than Dravid for the job,” said the official to the paper.