Reports: Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan’s ‘consultant’ roles yet to be approved

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid and former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan’s role as consultants for India is yet to be confirmed, reveals Committee of Administrators (CoA) head Vinod Rai.

The CoA head was quoted in a report by ANIstating that a meeting between Ravi Shastri and a committee comprising members from the CoA and BCCI will take place on 18th July to determine the support staff.

“We have taken the board on the recommendations of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for Mr. Ravi Shastri as the head coach. And we have decided that for further coaches and others, we must have a discussion with Mr. Ravi Shastri. We have discussed with him, he is away. He comes back tomorrow or day after,” said Rai.

“We have set up a committee of Diana Edulji, Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, acting president of the board CK Khanna and CEO Rahul Johri as a convener, who will speak to them and Ravi Shastri and make the selection of the other coaches,” he added.

       

Initially it was understood, as per a press release by the BCCI, that Zaheer and Dravid will be a part of Ravi Shastri’s coaching staff post the West Indies tour. However, the CoA chief made it clear that the CAC has just made recommendations over the same.

“There’s no such thing as a contract as yet. These are just recommendations. A recommendation has been made and the CoA has to act on that. That recommendation will be acted upon in consultation of the head coach,” he said.

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