Dravid suggests alternative career options for young cricketers
Former Indian batsman and legend Rahul Dravid is worried as the drop-out rates continuing to soar and gave suggestions of alternative career options for young cricketers.
Dravid, who has coached the U-19 India team for over 3 years feels young cricketers should be imparted with life skills when he met with BCCI officials recently.
Everyone was impressed with Dravid’s idea and at the meeting, officials at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru are working towards formulating a structure to give Dravid’s idea a shape.
The COO of National Cricket Academy said –
“Dravid and the other coaches here had pointed out the need to start such a process. We are working towards formulating a structure before it is sent to the higher authorities in BCCI to get things going. Right now, we can’t be teaching them like what happens in NIS, but Dravid has emphasized on life education.”
The Board will be mainly targeting players between the age of 17 and 21 for vocational training.
Meanwhile, Dravid feels India are favorites to win the upcoming World Cup seeing their recent form.
“I think India are playing very good cricket at the moment and go in as one of the favorites. Hopefully, we will peak in the next few months. Wickets will be very flat in England and I expect it to be quite a high-scoring World Cup. When we were in England with A team, 300 was regularly scored.”