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Rahul Dravid set to receive a 100% salary hike from the BCCI

Speculations surrounding Dravid's trip to South Africa with the India A side vanished after a BCCI official had confirmed in a statement that he will be accompanying the side. 

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (© Getty Images)

After quitting his job as the mentor of the Delhi Daredevils side to concentrate completely on the IndiavA and Under-19 India side, Rahul Dravid received a 100% salary hike from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This hike means the former Indian captain will be receiving a whopping Rs. 5 crore per year.

Accepting this latest offer from the BCCI is also set to confine Dravid’s boundaries. He will no longer be a part of any commentary panel or be a mentor/coach of any other side. It took around 2 weeks for BCCI and Dravid to settle the agreements with the clauses coming into immediate effect.

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Earlier, the coaching staff was given a 10-month contract and they were allowed to take part in the IPL as well. But with the latest amendments, the Indian coaching staff will have to concentrate solely on the national team. The CoA too is about to offer a 12-month contract to all the members of the coaching staff.

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, in his statement, said, “Rahul Dravid is known for the discipline and commitment he brings to the table. He has been successful in grooming the youngsters in the last two years. I wish him all the very best for his assignments with the two teams for the next two years.”

Dravid to travel South Africa alongside the India A side

Speculations surrounding Dravid’s trip to South Africa with the India A side vanished after a BCCI official had confirmed in a statement that he will be accompanying the side.

Karun Nair and Manish Pandey will be leading the Indian team in the days’ match and limited-overs games respectively. The former Indian number-3 will have a key role to play in shaping this India A team which boasts of a lot of players who are seen as future stars for the senior’s team.

“He (Dravid) will go with India A tour to look after fringe players. There will be also one series with New Zealand A post the South Africa trip. Rahul will be available with India under-19 in the month of October. As the under-19 World Cup is next year itself, he will be getting four months with the players,” a BCCI official told Indian Express.

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