| On May 15, 2021 10:59 AM IST

Rahul Dravid to be India coach for next series? Check Details


Rahul Dravid India Coach: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season put on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian players have got an unforeseen break from their packed schedule. But this interlude won’t last and the schedule will be back to normalcy from next month. The inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final will kick off a sequence of schedule for Indian players that will be ultra-demanding. And as per the latest developments, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has pencilled in a limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka to leverage the one-month gap between the WTC final and India’s tour of England.

Rahul Dravid India Coach

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly revealed the details of Indian’s tour of Sri Lanka which will be sandwiched between the WTC final against the New Zealand and the England tour.

As per the details, India is likely to play three One Day Internationals and as many T20I in the month of July.

However, Ganguly confirmed that the Indian team for the Sri Lanka tour will be completely different to the one selected for the WTC final as players in England can’t travel back to Sri Lanka owing to the current Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. Therefore, another set of Indian players, without the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah, is likely to travel to Sri Lanka.

Dravid To Travel To Sri Lanka!

And since Ravi Shastri will be in England along with his assorted staff, it’s being reported that Rahul Dravid is likely to coach Team Indian on the Sri Lanka tour. That’s a significant development. Dravid has been lauded by one and all for the work he has done at the National Cricket Academy. The tour to Sri Lanka could be a stepping stone to Dravid coach the full-fledged Indian Team in the near future.

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IPL 2021 was postponed after Covid-19 broke into the secured bio-bubble with teams started reporting positive cases within their camp. But the rumours of IPL commencing continues to surface with a number of destinations tossed as possible venues, like UAE, England and even Sri Lanka.

But one country that is unlikely to host the remainder of the IPL 2021 season is India. The pandemic here is becoming beyond governable and it’s not safe to organize matches even at a single venue.

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BCCI president Saurav Ganguly also confirmed that it’s highly unlikely that the IPL 2021 will be hosted in India.

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