The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for its batting, bowling and fielding positions for its National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Candidates can apply on the BCCI website till September 10. As Rahul Dravid’s tenure expired, the BCCI had invited applications for the post of head coach of the NCA a few days ago. However, Dravid only resumed the post until the application deadline, which is why the Indian Board has extended its deadline till August 31.
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According to a Times of India report, the BCCI has invited applications for ‘Head of Cricket Education’ in its website, batting, bowling (fast and spin bowling), fielding coach and NCA. The BCCI has decided not to pursue 11 coaches contracts with the NCA, five of them former Indian cricketers. They include Ramesh Povar, SS Das, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Subroto Banerjee and Sujit Somasundar. Kanitkar and Das were batting coaches in the NCA. Pawar and Banerjee were spin and fast bowling coaches respectively, with Somasundar being the ‘head of cricket education’. Currently, Pawar is the head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team and Das is the batting coach.
I was happy to share with my fans that I have just finished the Level 2 Hybrid Course from NCA @BCCI . I would like to thank Rahul Bhai and the faculty for having me and all the players for this wonderful 8 days of great learning! It is an ongoing process and with the right attitude; Only one will improve! pic.twitter.com/L4IoXgOsNK
– Irrfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 13, 2021
The NCA recently conducted a Level 2 Hybrid Course for trainers and the Pathan brothers Irfan and cricketers Yusuf, Dewang Gandhi, Abhishek Nair, Ashok Dinda, Parvez Rasool and Naman Ojha have completed the course. After completing the course, Irrfan Pathan praised Rahul Dravid’s work in the NCA. The former all-rounder said he wanted to coach IPL teams after completing the course.