[caption id="attachment_689856" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-689856" alt="DDCA has been Getty Images (Representational Image)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/A-general-shot-of-balls-and-gloves-during-net-practice-at-the-ECB-National-Cricket-Acad4.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> DDCA shortlisted Level A coaches without eplaying senior level cricket Getty Images (Representational Image)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> The Delhi &amp; Districts Cricket Association (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/DDCA">DDCA</a>)'s shortlist for aspiring Level A coaches have raised quite a few eyebrows with a few without any experience of playing senior level representative cricket being given preference over players, who have had more than 100 first-class wickets. The DDCA had invited applications from former players interested in coaching for their Level A programme, which will cost Rs 10,000 (ten thousand) per player. <p></p> <p></p>Accordingly, on March 1, the DDCA shortlisted 35 names (men and women included) for the course. While the likes of Rishit Saini (1 first-class game), Oniel Wilson (2 first-class games), Karan Harit and Darshan Kajania (both in senior squad but never played a match) have been included in the list, someone like Chetenya Nanda (105 wickets in 31 first-class games) has been ignored. <p></p> <p></p>Even a player called Shashi Ranjan (2 first-class and five List A for Rajasthan) have been included while Nanda, who has played Challenger Trophy and also <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL">IPL </a> (for Mumbai Indians) has been ignored because he is a current BCCI employee. <p></p> <p></p>"Credibility or quality of most of the male cricketers in the list save Robin Singh Junior (1 Test and 45 first-class matches) and Mayank Siddhana (30 first-class matches for Punjab) can be questioned. While this is a coaching course, don't think Nanda should have been kept out of the list. This is a course where one needs to pay to study, so it shouldn't have mattered if he is a BCCI employee or not. Even Robin Junior is drawing salary from DDCA as a selector," a senior DDCA official told PTI today. <p></p> <p></p>None of the CAC members were available for a comment.