The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah wants VVS Laxman to take up the role of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) head.
Ganguly has always spoken about the need to have former cricketers in the system to help the players and the game grow. He recently managed to convince Rahul Dravid to become the head coach of India after the tenure of Ravi Shastri comes to an end following the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, and now he wants Laxman to become NCA head so that the Dravid-Laxman partnership can continue.
Speaking to ANI, sources have said that along with BCCI president and secretary Jay Shah, other officials want Laxman to become the NCA head, and he is the front runner for the role. BCCI source asserted:
“Sourav and Jay both would love to have Laxman take up the NCA role. But yes, the final call lies with the former India cricketer as he has a young family also. He is undoubtedly a front runner for the role and not to forget how he has been known to share a special bond with now coach Dravid.
“It will be the perfect combination to have those two work together towards taking Indian cricket forward. Nothing like having former cricketers coming on board to help produce the next generation of stars,”
It Is An Absolute Honour To Be Appointed As The New Head Coach – Rahul Dravid
Talking about becoming the new Head Coach of the India National Cricket Team, Dravid has said that it’s an honour for him. Dravid also told that he wants to take forward the legacy established by the current coach Ravi Shastri. Dravid stated:
“It is an absolute honour to be appointed as the new head coach of the Indian cricket team and I am really looking forward to this role. Under Shastri, the team has done very well, and I hope to work with the team to take this forward.
“Having worked closely with most of the boys either at NCA, U19 and India A setup, I know they have the passion and desire to improve every day. There are some marquee multi-team events in the next two years, and I look forward to working with the players and the support staff to achieve our potential,”