For the upcoming ACC Asia Cup 2022, former cricketer VVS Laxman has been assigned as the interim head coach of the Indian cricket team on Wednesday.
He will replace Rahul Dravid who is affected with Covid. VVS Laxman was there with the Indian team on their tour to Zimbabwe.
Former coach Dravid has been under obersvation. On Tuesday before the team’s departure to the United Arab Emirates he tested positive and will join them once he tests negative and is cleared by the BCCI medical team.
On August 28 India will start their Asia Cup campaign with a game against Pakistan.
An official statement of the BCCI released which stated, “VVS Laxman, Head Cricket, NCA will be the interim Head Coach for Team India (Senior Men) for the upcoming ACC Asia Cup 2022, to be played in the UAE”.
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”.