BCCI organises coaching course for former players at National Cricket Academy

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally conducted coaching courses for international and domestic players who have played over 75 first-class games. There are two Fast Track Level 2 coaching courses in this program. The event took place at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore under the supervision of Rahul Dravid.

Players such as Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Abhinav Mukund, Ramesh Powar, Wasim Jaffer, Sarandeep Singh, Debasis Mohanty, Vinay Kumar, L Balaji, and Robin Uthappa had attended this event at NCA.

In a statement released on Tuesday, BCCI confirmed that various technical topics including Applied Biomechanics in Pace Bowling, Spin Bowling, Batting, and Wicket-keeping were covered during this course for former players. The phase one of the course was held remotely, while the second phase was held at NCA for four days.

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly believes that this initiative will help former players to become top coaches in the future as playing experience and immense knowledge of the tactical aspect of the game are crucial for a good coach. He also insisted that this program will also help the future generation of cricketers in India.

Board secretary Jay Shah said, “It is heartening to see former and current cricketers taking up this opportunity to upskill themselves as coaches. The future of Indian Cricket continues to remain bright given the continued involvement and enthusiasm of some of our cricketers even post their playing careers.”

Indian coaches already get a lot to learn during IPL while managing world-class players from across the world. Having a strong level-headed and tactical astute coach is already helping India as Ravi Shastri is helping India to become a dominant force across three formats. Similar coaches getting nurtured early will benefit the Indian team and domestic setup in the long run.

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