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BCCI wants Dravid to mentor Team India
Friday 22 August 2014

According to reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in talks with former skipper Rahul Dravid, to mentor the Indian cricket team.

"We have big plans for Rahul. We want him to be the permanent mentor of the Indian team. He understands these players like nobody else and the players respect him also. We will ask him to take up the role during the home series against West Indies and also when the team travels to Australia for the Test series," a top BCCI official is reported to have told 'Indian Express'.

The official also added that the BCCI was expecting the present coach Duncan Fletcher to resign at the end of the England tour. "Fletcher himself has to decide what his future will be. We don't doubt his cricketing knowledgem but we need someone who can also communicate well with the boys and also motivate them to become mentally tougher. We have options when it comes to appointing new coaching staff. Enough feelers have been sent to Fletcher in the last meeting and the BCCI will be expecting him to resign after England tour," the official said.

Following India's humiliating 1-3 loss to England in the Test series, the Board has already appointed Ravi Shastri as the team director, as a damage-control measure. If Dravid agrees to take on the mentor's role, he is expected to stay with the team till the 2015 World Cup.

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