VVS Laxman will take the lead as head of NCA.© AFP
President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sourav Ganguly confirmed on Sunday that former Indian batsman VVS Laxman will take over as head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). When ANI contacted Ganguly about whether Laxman will take over as head of the NCA, he replied: “Yes”. Sourav Ganguly, former Indian captain, has always talked about the need to have former cricketers in the system to help the game grow. And as BCCI president, he worked to get Rahul Dravid to agree to become the head coach of the Indian team.
Earlier, when speaking to ANI, well-known sources said not only the BCCI chief but even secretary Jay Shah and other senior officials wanted Laxman to take on the NCA role, as the BCCI has seen over the past few years how the NCA head works closely together. with Team India head coach.
“Sourav and Jay would both like Laxman to take on the NCA role. But yes, the final call obviously lies with the former Indian cricketer as he also has a young family. He is undoubtedly a forerunner to the role and not how he is known for sharing a special bond with current coach Dravid.It would be the perfect combination to get those two working together to take Indian cricket forward.Nothing like having former cricketers on board to to help produce the next generation of stars, “the BCCI source said.
In comments on his appointment as head coach, Dravid has already mentioned how he looks forward to building on the base created by current coach Ravi Shastri.
“It is an absolute honor to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team and I am very much looking forward to this role. Under Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to achieve that. After working closely with most of the boys at NCA, U19 and India A-Series, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to reach our potential, ”he said.
Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin from India also went on to talk a lot about Dravid and said they are looking forward to working with the former Indian captain.
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