The former India batter, who took cost of NCA in December, spoke about his imaginative and prescient for Indian cricket on the BCCI Apex Council assembly on Thursday.
“It’s still early days here at the NCA but my vision, which has found resonance with my wonderful team at the academy, revolves not just around the players. As much as it is imperative to build a strong bench that the various national teams can draw from as required, it is essential that we build a solid bench when it comes to coaches and other support personnel,” he stated.
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“Given how professional the game has become and how much cricket is being played these days, there is bound to be high demand for top-quality skills and S&C coaches as well as physiotherapists and science medicine experts.
“It’s our endeavour that we put collectively applications on the NCA that assist Indian expertise to categorical itself on this division too,” he stated.
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Laxman had travelled with the India U-19 squad to the Caribbean soon after taking over and more recently, he was the coach of the Indian team on the Ireland tour with Rahul Dravid, overseeing preparations with the Test squad in England.
Laxman also added that better communication and synergy with state associations is also the need of the hour.
“The different main endeavour is to improve communication with state associations in order that there is synergy in expertise coaching, strength and conditioning and damage prevention/administration between the NCA and the respective state items.
“At the end of the day, all of us are committed to providing the best environment for the players to thrive in, and it is therefore crucial that we are all on the same page on all things,” added Laxman.