The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is working on shortlisting 10 pacers and spinners each from women’s and men’s cricket beyond the centrally contracted players. As reported by TOI, the idea would be implemented by the senior selection committee, junior selection committee, NCA head VVS Laxman and NCA bowling coach Troy Cooley with the committees sending recommended names to NCA.
TOI sources also mentioned that the contract which would be integrated with the board’s emerging program could go up to Rs. 50 lakhs, further mentioning that there isn’t an age bar for selection, the player can be 17 years or even above 25.
A statement by a BCCI source as shared in the report said
“The NCA will monitor the growth of these players and chart their career paths. There are plans to include all-rounders and wicket keepers in the future too.”
Meanwhile, BCCI on Monday laid the foundation stone of a new National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru which is expected to be completed in 18 months.
BCCI will work on its developmental sides along with the NCA-contracted talent. “The idea is to give them competitive matches. The new NCA can have zonal tournaments. These contracted players could also be lodged at the premises,” TOI reported
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