The Indian cricket team is scheduled to travel to Ireland for a two-match T20I series in June after the conclusion of the upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa at home.
It is being said that there will be two Indian squads for the Ireland and England tours, considering that the BCCI is likely to split the roles between Team India head coach Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, who is currently serving as the Director of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
While the T20I series will be played on June 26 and 28 in Ireland, the rescheduled fifth and final Test between India and England will be played on July 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Before that Test, the Indian team will play a four-day match against Leicestershire, the dates of which coincide with the Ireland T20Is.
Now, reports suggest that Dravid will travel with the Test squad to England, where Team India will also play a white-ball series, while Laxman is likely to travel to Ireland as Director of the team.
A BCCI source told ANI: “Yes it’s possible that two teams could travel and the team which goes to Ireland, possibility that VVS Laxman will be given the post of Director of the team instead of coaching and some officials are in touch with Laxman for the same.”
(With ANI Inputs)