VVS Laxman to join NCA on December 13


NCA Head: VVS Laxman to join NCA on December 13, set to travel with U-19s for World Cup; Cooley's appointment ratified
NCA Head: VVS Laxman to join NCA on December 13, set to travel with U-19s for World Cup; Cooley’s appointment ratified

NCA Head: VVS Laxman to join NCA- Former India cricket legend VVS Laxman will be joining NCA as the head of cricket on December 13 as his appointment, along with that of other coaches, was ratified by the general body of the BCCI on Saturday. Laxman, along with the appointment of former Australia and England bowling coach Troy Cooley as the pace bowling coach of National Cricket Academy, was finalised during the Annual General Meeting in Kolkata.

NCA Head: VVS Laxman to join NCA on December 13, set to travel with U-19s for World Cup; Troy Cooley’s appointment ratified

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“Laxman’s contract has been signed already. His last media assignment is the second Test between New Zealand and India. He will be joining Bengaluru from December 13. He is also for a certain period be in the West Indies for the U-19 ICC World Cup,” a senior BCCI office-bearer, privy to the development, told PTI after the meeting.

He informed that one among the NCA coaches Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Sitanshu Kotak will don the head coach’s hat for the U-19 global event. The tournament kick starts on January 14 in the Caribbean Islands.

“We have also finalised all the NCA coaching appointments and it has been minuted,” he said.

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NCA Head: VVS Laxman to join NCA on December 13, set to travel with U-19s for World Cup; Troy Cooley’s appointment ratified

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