Laxman to become NCA chief

Former India batter VVS Laxman has accepted the BCCI offer to take charge as director of cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru starting mid-December.

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Laxman to become NCA chief

ESPNcricinfo has learned that Laxman accepted the NCA position over the weekend.

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Laxman to become NCA chief

He has also informed Sunrisers Hyderabad of his decision to quit as mentor, a role he took on in 2013.

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Laxman to become NCA chief

While the BCCI is yet to announce details of Laxman's appointment and tenure, this will be the first time Laxman occupies a position, an influential one, in Indian cricket.

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Laxman to become NCA chief

In terms of coaching experience, Laxman, 47, was also a batting consultant for six years at Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), which had roped him for the 'Vision 2020'

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That role was facilitated by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who was CAB's joint secretary in 2014.

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Laxman to become NCA chief

As a NCA director, Laxman's primary job will be to create roadmap and pathways for both men's and women's teams in both senior and junior age groups.

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Laxman to become NCA chief

Laxman will also get the freedom to work in coordination with the selectors to pick and manage India A and Under 19 teams including the appointment of the coaching staff.

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For support Laxman will have a band of coaches - batting, bowling, fielding - working alongside him

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