Rahul Dravid’s tenure ends; BCCI advertises for post of NCA head

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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has advertised for the post of Head Cricket NCA (National Cricket Academy). The position is currently held by former India captain Rahul Dravid.

On its website, the BCCI said those who are under the age of 60 years can apply. The last date to submit the application is August 15, 11:59 pm IST. The term is for two years.

“Applications should be submitted by 11.59 pm on August 15th, 2021 at,” the BCCI said.

“All applicants are hereby instructed to mention the specific post in the subject of the email as Head Cricket NCA. After screening/shortlisting of applications, the candidates may be called for personal interviews for further evaluation,” it added.

Dravid was appointed as the Head of Cricket, NCA in 2019. Recently, he was India’s coach on the tour of Sri Lanka where the team played ODIs and T20Is.

Qualification: Should have represented India in minimum 25 Test matches and an outstanding track record of cricket coaching for a min of 5 years of an International/India A/India U-19/India Women/IPL/team. Successful record in running high performance programs, planning and monitoring, as well as designing and implementing player development plans and programmes in elite environments. A thorough understanding of the game or playing/coaching experience at the highest level. Must have the experience of leading or coaching a multi-cultural team.

Role purpose: The Head Cricket NCA will be overall responsible for running all Cricket Coaching programs at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore (NCA). He will be responsible for the preparation, development and performance of all cricketers attending training at the Academy. He will be singularly responsible for the development of emerging and youth cricketers within the male and female player development programmes who are sent to the NCA. The remit may include, but not limited to India A sides, under 23, Under 19, Under 16 team players, as well as state association players who train at the NCA and upgrade skills at the NCA.

Head Cricket NCA will work closely with the National Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches, & Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams – including, India A, Under 19, Under 23, India Women’s teams in the identification of key training and development objectives. He will also be responsible for monitoring 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.

He will assist the National Men’s and Women’s Selectors- Senior and Junior, as well Coaches and Captains, coaches for India and India Developmental teams – including Under 19, Under 23 teams in spotting talent and developing them.

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