BCCI on Monday appointed former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. Dravid was a prolific batsman who represented India in 164 test cricket matches and 344 one-day internationals with over 10,000 runs altogether.

Since 2015, he was working as the head coach of India’s under-19 and ‘A’ teams and led the under-19 men’s team to the 2018 World Cup title. The BCCI said in a statement,” Mr. Dravid will oversee all cricket-related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches and support staff at the NCA.”

The 46-year-old will also be working closely with the national men’s and women’s team head coaches and also involves directly with the Indian development teams which include India A, India Under-19 and India Under-23 teams. “He will also, be responsible for monitoring the progress against these objectives for the developmental teams and provide necessary inputs on the same to the senior men’s and women’s head coaches,” the statement released by BCCI said.