Asia Cup is set to commence on 27TH of August and Indian team will face off Pakistan in their opening encounter on 28th August. Ahead of this mega event Indian team got major setback, as their regular head coach Rahul Dravid is ruled out the tournament due to COVID.
The BCCI announced on Wednesday, “Mr 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,”. They 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.”