When word got out that Ravi Shastri’s term as head coach was coming to an end after the ICC T20 World Cup, many assumed Rahul Dravid would be the next in line. Dravid has made it clear to the BCCI board that he is not interested in the position, according to a source in the BCCI. Dravid has told the BCCI that he would like to stay at NCA and continue to build a strong feeder line for Indian cricket.

“Dravid has submitted an application for NCA. He wishes to remain in his current position. He has done an outstanding job with India A cricketer and has built a comprehensive supply chain for the Indian team and wants to keep doing so, according to a senior BCCI official. After Dravid’s two-year tenure at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) ended, the BCCI recently requested applicants for the role of Head of Cricket at the NCA.

Dravid’s role has been the subject of much discussion, especially with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri’s term coming to an end after the T20 World Cup in the UAE. When the Test squad was in England last month, Dravid was the India coach for a limited overs series in Sri Lanka. According to available information, BCCI top brass were interested in grooming Dravid for the top job, but he later demonstrated his inability to do so.

“There are a lot of obstacles in doing full-time duties, so I honestly don’t know,” Dravid said after the limited overs series in Sri Lanka.