Role of coaches crucial for game: BCCI top official

It is essential to train budding cricketers in a right format and hence the cricket associations at district-level should concentrate on developing coaches on priority basis, opined the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief Administrative Officer Prof. Rathnakar Shetty.

Speaking after inaugurating the Udupi District Cricket Association (UDCA) in Udupi, Shetty said that these days cricket is not associated only with cricketers, the support staff makes up the entire core of the set up that works together. He called upon UDCA officials to focus on coaching camps.

Lauding Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for the efforts rendered to the field of cricket, Shetty said that the KSCA is an important member of BCCI. It has created an atmosphere of cricket besides contributing many cricketers to the national cricket. He added that by creating UDCA, the officials have saved traveling time for the budding cricketers in this region.    
 
Speaking after inducting the newly formed Association Members and Executive Committee Members, Karnataka Cricket Academy Director S M H Kirmani assured that he will carry the message of UDCA members to KSCA president and secretary and work on warfooting to see that lots of encouragement is generated to UDCA by giving international infrastructural facilities. He said that KSCA will leave no stone unturned for the development of cricket in Udupi and Mangalore. KSCA has organized as many as 33 summer camps in 23 districts for talent hunts.

KSCA is in the process of setting up of Academies to run throughout the six zones in the state to promote cricket. Academies are already envisaged in Mysore, Bangalore and Mangalore. Besides orientation camps are also held for age all groups in Bangalore to unearth the talents. “We don’t have dearth of talents in India.” He added that Udupi will have international level cricketers in near future owing to the availability of infrastructural facilities, he said.

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