It is welcome to know about the recent nomination of Rahul Dravid as the Head of Operations for National Cricket Academy appointed by BCCI. Rahul Dravid is a highly talented professional, besides being successful as Team India-A coach and is perhaps the best choice for the role. India A has already won U-19 World Cup owing to Dravid’s mentoring capabilities and thus the youngsters have tasted success under his leadership as a coach.
Apart from coaching young Indian cricketers at NCA, Dravid also has an additional responsibility of mentoring women’s cricket team, India U-19, U-23, head coaches and coaches, and support staff in order to prepare stronger and better products from the academy. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) should also be appreciated for taking a stand on possible conflict of interest in Dravid’s appointment to head the NCA by strictly letting him to demit the previously held role. One hopes that under Dravid’s leadership, mature and highly skilled cricket talents will emerge through effective key learning under the NCA as an umbrella body.