Rahul Dravid steps down as mentor of Delhi Daredevils

“We are sad that he will not continue with us as Mentor as he chooses to serve India A as a coach," a DD statement read.

“We are sad that he will not continue with us as Mentor as he chooses to serve India A as a coach," a DD statement read.
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Soon after his appointment as the coach of the India A and the India U19 side, former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has stepped down as the mentor of the Delhi Daredevils franchise in the IPL. Dravid had been associated with the Delhi franchise in the capacity of the team mentor since the 2016 edition of the tournament. Prior to that, he was with the Rajasthan Royals serving in the same role.

Apparently, Rahul Dravid had to pick either of the two jobs – being the coach of the Indian youth sides or work with the IPL team. As per the recommendations made by the CoA, any individual contracted with the BCCI to be associated with the national side has to relinquish all other posts he is associated with. If they fail to do so, they will fall in the conflict of interests issue.

Earlier, Ramachandra Guha had also questioned the loyalites of Dravid. He had alleged that Rahul Dravid skipped the Indian U19 meeting since he had his commitments with the IPL franchise. As per the recent reports in the Indian Express, Rahul has stepped down from the post of team mentor of Delhi Daredevils.

DD thankful to Dravid’s services

A statement from DD revealed the same. They noted that the services of Dravid will be missed but wished him all the success for his work ahead.

“We are sad that he will not continue with us as Mentor as he chooses to serve India A as a coach. Being a true servant of Cricket he believes he still has a lot to give back to the game and help nurture young India talent,” the statement read.

“It was an honour and privilege to have Dravid as Mentor of the Delhi Daredevils over the last two years. We truly enjoyed our association and nurtured some great young talent together. We wish him all the best,” it added further.