“Women’s cricket has been growing at a very fast pace and one of the aims of the BCCI is to continue supporting our women coaches in their development,” said Rahul Dravid, who heads the NCA.
“Although the pandemic has posed certain challenges, I believe the last seven weeks have still been used well by our education department to connect with some of the women coaches, work with them and support them in their pursuit of constant development.”
24 BCCI Level 2 certified coaches and former India cricketers with level 1 certifications were part of the seminar conducted by the department, which is led by Sujith Somasundar and supported by Atul Gaikwad, Apurva Desai and Rajib Dutta. Skill acquisition, modern coaching concepts, the art and science of fast bowling, designing effective learning environments etc., were some of the topics covered in the seminar.
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“Women's cricket is on the rise in India and our women's team has performed exceptionally well in the last couple of ICC tournaments,” said Sourav Ganguly, the President of BCCI.
“India is seeing a great deal of young talent coming up from all parts of the country. NCA's efforts to hone and nurture the skills of women coaches is appreciated. I would like to thank the team at the NCA led by Rahul for taking this initiative.”
Jay Shah, the BCCI Secretary, also lauded the move by saying, “It is important that coaches who train the girls across India are in sync with the latest coaching concepts and manuals. The lockdown has forced us to remain indoors and the BCCI has utilized this time in skill development through online seminars.”