Former captain Rahul Dravid was appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team, the BCCI said on Wednesday.
He will take charge from the upcoming home series against New Zealand.
The BCCI had invited applications for the said position on October 26 to appoint Mr Ravi Shastris successor, whose term gets over after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.
“It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Mr Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward. Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential,” Dravid said on his appointment.