New Delhi. Former India batsman VVS Laxman will be the next head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), a senior BCCI official confirmed on Sunday. Laxman will take over the responsibility after his former batting colleague Rahul Dravid leaves the post. Dravid has recently been appointed as the next coach of Team India. Dravid has taken over the post in place of Ravi Shastri.
“VVS Laxman will be the new head of the NCA,” a senior BCCI official said on the condition of anonymity. However, Laxman, who has played 220 international matches in his career, will have to give up many responsibilities before taking up the post. In the same sequence, he has already resigned from his role as mentor of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
This means that the two legends of Indian cricket – Laxman and Dravid – will now work together. The BCCI wants a smooth coordination between the India head coach and the NCA chief. Laxman will also have the responsibility of preparing the youth. Laxman will now prepare players for India’s Under-19 and ‘A’ teams.
After leaving the IPL team, Laxman will have to give up more responsibilities. He will also not be able to be part of any commentary panel to avoid infringement of conflict of interest. Not only this, he will not even write a column for any newspaper.