After making Rahul Dravid the head coach of the Indian men’s team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to rope in another former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman. Laxman may soon become the President of the National Cricket Academy. Earlier Dravid was on this post, this post is vacant after he became the head coach of the Indian team.
Laxman will take over after India ‘A’ tour of South Africa. If everything goes according to plan, Laxman will be in charge of the NCA, India ‘A’ and U-19 teams.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah wanted another cricketer of high stature to be hired to take forward Rahul Dravid’s project. The mutual understanding between Dravid and Laxman is very great. And the board wants a good synergy between Team India and NCA. The terms and conditions of his appointment are in the final stages and will be decided soon.
Like the appointment of Rahul Dravid, the board will also have to call for applications for this post as per the constitution of BCCI and the process of interview will also be completed. Along with this, the board will also issue board advertisement for the post of bowling coach in NCA. Paras Mahambre has now become the head coach of the Indian men’s team. The BCCI will have to speed up all this process as the Under-19 World Cup is just two months away.
Laxman had earlier reportedly refused the offer received from BCCI two months ago. Laxman was the board’s backup option for the post of head coach of the Indian team. If Rahul Dravid refused to become the coach of Team India, then Laxman was ready for this responsibility. But he was not ready for the job of NCA President.
“Laxman was not very comfortable about shifting from Hyderabad to Bangalore. Had several meetings with Saurabh Ganguly and Jay Shah after the IPL ended on October 15. Their concerns were heard. The discussion regarding his salary and other allowances is going to be completed soon.
Since he is going to take over as the NCA head ,VVS Laxman will now relinquish his post with Sunrisers Hyderabad and also will not be doing any commentary jobs .