BCCI ropes in three former Test cricketers for National Cricket Academy coaching panel

Mumbai: Former Test cricketers W V Raman, Narendra Hirwani and T A Sekar have been appointed on the coaching panel of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Board of the BCCI on Wednesday.

"W V Raman is the batting coach, T A Sekar is the fast bowling coach and Hirwani is the spin bowling coach, were appointed today on the NCA board," BCCI Joint Secretary and meeting convener Amitabh Chaudhary told reporters.

 BCCI ropes in three former Test cricketers for National Cricket Academy coaching panel

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"There will be a panel of coaches to assist them. The process will involve interviewing them and NCA director Dilip Vengsarkar (former India captain and ex-chief selector) has been given the job of shortlisting these people," he added.

Asked about the restructuring of the Bengaluru-based NCA, Chaudhary said that there is a need for a permanent base and one-month time has been given to the job of finding a place in Bengaluru. Otherwise it may be shifted out", he said.

The likely places where NCA might be shifted are Dharamshala or Pune, according to other BCCI sources.

The NCA Board will also appoint 15 coaches cum talent spotters each for the two junior age groups, under 16 and under 19, based in five zonal centres, BCCI sources informed. Each zone will have separate coach cum talent spotters for batting, spin bowling and fast bowling in under 16 and under 19 age groups making the total of such appointments to 30.

They will be not only be coaching but also watching the age group tournaments to spot talent.

These zonal centres are to be based in Ranchi (East), Wyanad (South), Nagpur (Central), Baroda (West) and Dharamsala (North), the sources said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 23, 2015 21:57:09 IST