VVS Laxman assumes charge of NCA, shares first day at the office
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VVS Laxman assumes charge of NCA, shares first day at the office: Team India’s former batting stalwart VVS Laxman on Monday took charge of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore. Laxman shared a glimpse of his first workday at the NCA office as the head of the Academy.

Writing on Twitter, VVS posted: “First day in office at the NCA! An exciting new challenge in store, look forward to the future and to working with the future of Indian cricket.”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), a month ago, declared the designation of VVS Laxman as the chief of NCA. The development came after former chief Rahul Dravid was persuaded by the BCCI to take up the head coach’s role for India’s men’s senior team.

The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has always emphasised having former cricketers in the system to help cricket in India grow at a much faster pace. 

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Further, the reports revealed that not only Sourav Ganguly, but Jay Shah, BCCI secretary and other few officials wanted Laxman to take the NCA charge following Dravid’s quit.

“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.

As a part of the job, VVS Laxman has resigned from all his other media and broadcasting commitments. He will no longer be a part of any IPL franchise as a member of the support staff. Moreover, Laxman will have to stay in Bangalore for at least 200 days a year.

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