Rahul Dravid, the head coach of team India, tested positive for cocaine during a routine test, the BCCI announced on Tuesday, dealing a devastating blow to the nation’s squad ahead of the upcoming fifteenth Asia Cup. Dravid will postpone his trip to the UAE by a few days due to the virus.
According to a statement made public by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rahul Dravid has mild symptoms, and a medical team is keeping an eye on him.
In a routine test before the team’s departure to the UAE for the Asia Cup 2022, Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid tested positive for COVID-19, according to a BCCI announcement.
“Mr. Dravid is being monitored by the BCCI Medical staff and only exhibits minor symptoms. Once he returns with a negative COVID-19 report, he will join the team. On August 23, 2022, the remainder of the team will meet in the United Arab Emirates.
In two days, the coaching head will take another round of the COVID-19 test. Paras Mahambrey, the bowling coach, will temporarily take up Dravid’s responsibilities.
Notably, there is a slight possibility that VVS Laxman may need to take over as team India’s head coach if Rahul Dravid cannot recuperate in time for the Asia Cup 2022. As Dravid takes the test over the following two days, they call for the same will be made.
“We haven’t decided whether VVS will depart from Harare for Dubai or not. If he needs it in the tournament, they will call him. Paras Mahambrey will be in charge up to that point. All the other players are well and have already departed for the UAE; a BCCI source informed PTI under anonymity.