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There may soon be dispute arising about the decision of Dravid as a coach of both India A and u 19 team coach as because the clash of series may occur at any point of time
As of now Dravid will be attending India A team in the mid of July which is clashing with the time table of the U 19 team as well which is a great sense to worry upon as he will not be available it will become tough for the payers to cope up without a coach
BCCI has paid a handsome amount to Dravid to coach both the team with a whooping amount of 4.5 crore per year but as he will not be available on the other side of the tournament, it will be very biased to see how his team will cop up with the environment
The India `A’ team, also coached by Dravid, will play two four-day games and a one-day tri-series in South Africa. Dravid will, however, “supervise” the pre-tour camp for the Colts, which begins in Bangalore from Tuesday. “We’ll appoint a coach in place of Dravid for the India U-19 team,” a top BCCI official told TOI on Monday
No clarity on U-19 coaching staff
The camp for the India juniors, will, however, begin without the assistant coaches of the team – Paras Mhambrey (bowling) and Abhay Sharma (fielding). “Everyone will have to get their conflict of interest issues cleared before they sign contracts with us, and we’ll give everyone a 12-month contract now,” informed the source. Sharma, too, would have to quit as Himachal Pradesh coach in order to continue as the India A fielding coach. It practically means that with less than a fortnight to go before the Colts depart for England, there’s still ambiguity on the entire support staff which will travel to England with the team.
“We’ll soon announce the entire coaching staff for the England trip,” assured the official, while making it clear that there will be a physio, trainer and video analyst to assist Dravid during the camp.