It has just been a month that the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded and here comes a huge blow for the Delhi Daredevils (DD) team. Veteran cricketer and Team India’s former captain Rahul Dravid is all set to step down from the post of DD’s mentor. However, he would continue as the head coach of the India U-19 and India ‘A’ squads. Rahul Dravid was one of those people who had two responsibilities on his shoulders. He served the DD franchise as a mentor in IPL 2017 while he is already the coach of India U-19 and India A.
Rahul Dravid was one of those people who had two responsibilities on his shoulders. He served the DD franchise as a mentor in IPL 2017 while he is already the coach of India U-19 and India A. And after Ramchandra Guha, the former member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), raised his concerns about holding two posts at a time, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued new guidelines on the same.
According to the new guidelines, Rahul Dravid cannot hold two positions at the same time. Earlier, the BCCI had provided a 10-month contract for the national coaches so that they could take part in the IPL in the remaining two months of the year. But now, the cricket board will be giving a 12-month contract to Dravid to avoid any such issue in future.
As per some media reports, Rahul Dravid used to earn Rs 4 Crore in the previous contract and similar amount working in the IPL. But now he is getting rid of the IPL thing, Dravid may charge a higher amount.
Though he will be stepping down as DD’s mentor, but, his focus at one job will help the young Indian squad to acquire better skills so as to get selected in Team India. His services as coach of the U-19 Indian team led them to the finals of the World Cup in 2016. However, the team lost the game to West Indies.
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