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BCCI’s Hunt Continues As VVS Laxman Refuses Post Of NCA Head

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is on a hunt for the head of the National Cricket Academy as the current incumbent Rahul Dravid is set to take over as the head coach of the senior men’s team after the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, the BCCI contacted former India batter VVS Laxman to take over as the head of NCA. However, VVS Laxman has reportedly turned down the offer. Since Rahul Dravid will soon resign from the post of NCA head, BCCI is currently looking for a cricketer who has made a significant contribution to Indian cricket and is capable enough to hold the post of NCA head.

Though VVS Laxman has said a no to the BCCI offer, he fits the best according to the board’s requirements for the position. In fact, VVS Laxman, who is now a batting consultant for Bengal in domestic cricket and also a team mentor for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, is regarded as the top Indian test batsman. He has scored 8781 runs in 134 matches.

On Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India invited applications for many other posts, including head coach post of the Indian team, batting coach, fielding coach, bowling coach, among other positions. Rahul Dravid, who is currently heading the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, is expected to give his resignation soon in order to  take over as the head coach of the men’s team. Currently, the men’s team is being headed by former cricketer and commentator, Ravi Shastri whose contract will expire after the upcoming T20 World Cup. Mr Shastri final tournament as the head coach of the Indian cricket team will begin on 24th October, with India taking on Pakistan in Dubai.

After Ravi Shastri, the Indian team will be coached by Rahul Dravid, who is expected to be appointed on a 2-year contract that will go on till the 2023 ODI World Cup. It will be interesting to  know who BCCI will find appropriate for taking the post of NCA head after VVS Laxman’s refusal.

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