Former Saurashtra captain Sitanshu Kotak and former Indian pacer Paras Mhambrey have replaced Rahul Dravid as head coaches of India ‘A’ and U-19 sides respectively. Dravid was appointed as the National Cricket Academy’s head of cricket operations.
It will require him to stay more at the NCA even though he is free to travel for A or U-19 tours whenever he deems necessary. “There will be no formal announcements on this as all these people are NCA staff and this is an internal rejigging,” a BCCI official said.
Sitanshu Kotak, the former Saurashtra captain, who played much first-class games, worked as a batting coach of the India ‘A’ team that recently toured West Indies. His coaching skills and batting talent made him continue in that role.
Paras Mhambrey,the former pacer, who played two Tests and three ODIs, was already as a bowling coach for the past three years in the India A and India U-19 teams.
Ramesh Powar is selected as a bowling coach in the India A team and the fielding coach of the A team will be T Dilip. Hrishikesh Kanitkar will be the batting coach of the U-19 team.