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Dravid Will Not Be With The Indian Team During The Lanka Tour. Know Why

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| July 14 , 2017 , 15:33 IST

The former Indian Captain Rahul Dravid who has been appointed as the batting coach for overseas tours will not be accompanying the Indian Team to Sri Lanka. The reason behind it is that he is busy with the India A team as they are scheduled to tour South Africa for a tri-series and two four-day games in August.

One of the BCCI officials while talking to media cleared that the former Indian skipper won’t be travelling with Indian team to Sri Lanka as he would be with India ‘A’ side during that time in South Africa and it would be only Zaheer Khan with Shastri who will accompany the Virat Kohli-led side.

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He added that the clause that suggests ‘he’ll be called whenever he is needed’ doesn’t really mean that Dravid would have to travel with Indian team on every overseas tour.

“The clause is ‘he’ll be called whenever he is needed’. It doesn’t mean he will have to travel on every overseas tour. The board is currently zeroing down on the amount he needs to be paid on top of the existing contract. But one thing is certain that no fresh contract will be made for his role with Team India. It is kind of a part of the compensation,”

“Dravid will obviously not travel with the team to Sri Lanka as he has to be with the ‘A’ side in South Africa and Zaheer Khan and Ravi Shastri will take charge during the upcoming tour. So, all these points need to be kept in mind while formulating Dravid’s contract,” the official added.