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Former Indian cricketer and the current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Rahul Dravid has expressed his disappointment over Indian coaches not getting enough opportunities in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dravid said "I believe we've got some very good coaches, a lot of good people. I'm fully confident in their ability. Just as we have a lot of talent in the cricket department, we have a lot of talent in the coaching department". Dravid, who is currently the head of National Cricket Academy (NCA), believes that teams could get benefit from using Indian coaches in the league. He added, “I feel a lot of teams could actually benefit from using a lot of our Indian coaches in the IPL. They know the Indian players better, they understand them better. Even as assistant coaches... there is a lot of talent and ability. It just needs to be given the opportunity, and flourish".
Rahul Dravid, who has had stints as a coach in the IPL with Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in the past, also said that Indian coaches need to be given adequate time to flourish. “A part of our goal is to create a program for coaches as well, so that we can give them certain skills in which they can develop – and hopefully then get the opportunities to work at a slightly higher level,” Dravid said. Dravid was associated with Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016 and 2017 as Mentor. He was replaced by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting in the role, who took over the job of head coach ahead of IPL 2018 as he had to choose to coach India A and India U-19 over an IPL franchise after he was given a choice to choose between the two. Not just Dravid, other coaches were also forced to choose between IPL and BCCI after the conflict of interest row emerged.
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