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VVS Laxman To Take Over As NCA Head , Confirms BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

VVS Laxman To Take Over As NCA Head , Confirms BCCI President Sourav Ganguly
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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Sunday, November 14 confirmed to ANI that VVS Laxman will take over as the NCA head from Rahul Dravid after the latter was confirmed as the next head coach of the Indian cricket team. Laxman was one a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee along with Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar not so long ago.

Ganguly has always been very vocal about the participation of former Indian cricketers during his tenure in cricket administration and hence the nomination of Laxman to this prestigious post.

Earlier, speaking to ANI, sources in the know had said not just the BCCI chief, but even secretary Jay Shah and other senior officials want Laxman to take up the NCA role as the BCCI has in the last few years seen the NCA head work closely with the Team India head coach.

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“Sourav and Jay both would love to have Laxman take up the NCA role. But yes, the final call obviously 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,” the BCCI source had said.

ANI also spoke to Rahul Dravid after his appointment as the next head coach of the Indian team. The former Indian skipper reacted saying that he would like to take forward the good work done by Ravi Shastri and is looking forward to the challenge.

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“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,” he said.

India’s home series against New Zealand starting November 17 will be Dravid’s first assignment as head coach of the team.

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