[caption id="attachment_835694" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-835694" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Rahul-Dravid-PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="418" /> Rahul Dravid will need to apply for the job as BCCI has done away with the practice of direct appointments following a few questionable recruitments. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India great and junior coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-dravid/">Rahul Dravid</a> will need to apply for the post of head coach at the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/national-cricket-academy">National Cricket Academy</a> (NCA) after the BCCI on Saturday decided to invite fresh applications. <p></p> <p></p>The BCCI will be inviting applications for the newly created position of head coach and Dravid, who is already in charge of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-a">India A</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India-Under-19">India under-19</a> teams, is the front-runner for the job. <p></p> <p></p>"A transparent application process will be followed like it is the case now with all BCCI jobs. Dravid is obviously a favourite for the role as he is already in charge of the junior national teams," said a BCCI official after a Committee of Administrators (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/coa">CoA</a>) meeting in New Delhi. <p></p> <p></p>While COO <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/tufan-ghosh">Tufan Ghosh</a> will be taking care of the administrative work at NCA in Bengaluru, the head coach will be responsible for a complete revamp which will include hiring of fresh coaching staff at all levels, besides monitoring the upcoming generation of cricketers. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-a-and-under-19-coach-rahul-dravid-likely-to-become-head-coach-at-nca-report-818015">Rahul Dravid likely to become head coach at NCA: report</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Dravid will need to apply for the job as BCCI has done away with the practice of direct appointments following a few questionable recruitments. India head coach Ravi Shastri too will have to reapply for the job once his tenure ends after the World Cup beginning in the UK next month. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier this year, former India opener Vikram Rathour's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/vikram-rathour-appointment-as-india-a-under-19-batting-coach-put-on-hold-802221">direct appointment as the batting coach of India A and U-19 team was stalled</a> after his conflict of interest case was brought to the notice of the CoA. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/bcci-backs-rahul-dravid-proposes-life-skills-training-for-u-16-cricketers-824099">BCCI backs Rahul Dravid, proposes life skills training for U-16 cricketers</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Rathour is the brother-in-law of current India U-19 national selector Ashish Kapoor and his appointment would have been a case of conflict of interest.