The interim head coach of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming ACC Asia Cup 2022 was announced as NCA chief VVS Laxman. As part of the Indian team’s tour of Zimbabwe, Laxman was present. Rahul Dravid, who is sick with Covid, will be replaced by him.
Dravid has been under isolation. He tested positive on Tuesday before the team’s departure to the United Arab Emirates and will join them once he tests negative and is cleared by the BCCI medical team. India will begin their Asia Cup campaign on August 28 with a game against arch-rivals Pakistan.
“VVS Laxman, Head Cricket, NCA will be the interim Head Coach for Team India for the next ACC Asia Cup 2022, to be played in the UAE,” said an official statement from the BCCI.
It also added, “Mr Laxman, who travelled with the Indian team that played the ODI series in Zimbabwe will oversee the team’s preparation in the absence of Mr Rahul Dravid, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the team’s departure to the UAE. Mr Dravid will join the team once he tests negative and is cleared by the BCCI Medical Team”.