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VVS Laxman refuses NCA chief offer, search for Rahul Dravid's replacement begins: Reports

Ravi Shastri, along with bowling coach Bharath Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, will complete tenure at the end of India's T20 World Cup campaign next month
VVS Laxman.
VVS Laxman.
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Our Bureau   |   Published 18.10.21, 03:00 PM

Now that Rahul Dravid is slated to become Team India head coach after the T20 World Cup, the BCCI has started the hunt for his replacement as National Cricket Academy chief.

According to reports, VVS Laxman was approached by the cash-rich cricket body but the former India batsman has refused to take up the top job in Bengaluru. The BCCI will continue to look for another alternative after Laxman's refused, according to Sports Tak.

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Dravid has already informally agreed during his discussion with top BCCI officials in Dubai on the sidelines of Indian Premier League final.

However, the BCCI needs to have a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) in place and they will have to make a formal recommendation to the BCCI apex council, if one goes by the book. The last date of application for all posts is October 26.

That is the reason the BCCI has now issued the advertisement for the head coach's post for a period of two years till 2023 ODI World Cup, along with positions for batting, bowling and fielding coaches.

Ravi Shastri, along with bowling coach Bharath Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, will complete tenure at the end of India's T20 World Cup campaign next month.

Batting coach Vikram Rathour, though he doesn't have any performance to show during his two-year tenure from 2019 till date, is expected to get an extension if he applies.

For the bowling coach's position, the long-standing India A and U-19 coach Paras Mhambrey, a trusted ally of Dravid, is expected to get the job.

For the head coach's post, the incumbent will have to play either 30 Tests or 50 ODIs, along with experience of either coaching a national team for two years or any IPL team for three years.



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