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National Cricket Academy ©AFP

Mumbai: Former Test cricketers WV Raman, Narendra Hirwani and TA Sekar have been appointed on the coaching panel of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Board of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here today. “WV Raman is the batting coach, TA Sekar is the fast bowling coach and Hirwani is the spin bowling coach, were appointed today on the NCA board,” BCCI Joint Secretary and meeting convener Amitabh Chaudhary told reporters here. “There will be a panel of coaches to assist them. The process will involve interviewing them and NCA director Dilip Vengsarkar (former India captain and ex-chief selector) has been given the job of short listing these people,” he added. ALSO READ: Dilip Vengsarkar appointed honorary director of National Cricket Academy

Asked about the restructuring of the Bengaluru-based NCA, Chaudhary said that there is a need for a permanent base and one-month time has been given to the job of finding a place in Bengaluru. Otherwise it may be shifted out”, he said. The likely places where NCA might be shifted are Dharamshala or Pune, according to other BCCI sources. Recently, Dilip Vengsarkar, who is the vice-president of Mumbai Cricket Academy (MCA), has also been appointed as the director of NCA at Bangalore. ALSO READ: NCA announce tie-up with Cricket Australia, plans to build new complex

Vengsarkar understands that he has been elected to improvise the Academy which preps up players for national duty in India colours. Vengsarkar replaced Brijesh Patel, who had conflict-of-interest rules passed by Shashank Manohar. NCA has also tied up with Cricket Australia (CA) to build a new complex to shift the facility from Bangalore.