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National Cricket Academy (NCA) has launched a new type of coaching manual for aspiring cricket coaches. Under the head Rahul Dravid, the academy has introduced ‘corporate class’, a subject that will help coaches to tackle off-field issues. The subject is part of BCCI‘s level-2 coaching course.
Recently, a batch of former first-class cricketers attended the ‘corporate class’ lecture at National Cricket Academy. The course helps coaches to find methods of troubleshooting while handlings with multiple off-the-field stakeholders. The course has been designed by former Mumbai seamer Kshemal Waingankar. He is also an MBA graduate and has a corporate background.
National Cricket Academy Launches Corporate Class Subject For Aspiring Coaches
While speaking to PTI, a former cricketer who attended corporate class at National Cricket Academy, gave an insight into the subject.
“Well, it was about making us understand the difference between ‘bargaining’ and ‘negotiation’. We were told that we don’t need to solve a problem but it needs to be checked what are the trouble-shooting methods that we deploy (approach) in a critical situation,” he said.
Another first-class cricketer who attended the course, also revealed the National Cricket Academy’s head Rahul Dravid also attends the classes with aspiring coaches, which are taken by the likes of Sujith Somasundar, Apurv Desai, Rajib Datta, and Waingankar.
“When we were shown videos of players and asked to offer solutions, even Rahul bhai would join us and try to figure out the problem. He would tell us that he still feel like a student and the day he stops learning, that will be the end of it.
“He told us that as coaches, we shouldn’t go on a fault-finding mission when a player comes to us. Rather than trying to nitpick and find faults, we should see what are the good qualities in that player and how we can make them better. The coaching manual in NCA is now more player-centric,” he said.
Some well-known cricketers who attended the BCCI’s level-2 course at National Cricket Academy are Robin Bisht, Zakaria Zufri, Prabhanjan Mulick, Uday Kau, Sagar Jogiyani, Sarabjeet Singh, Arindam Das, Saurashis Lahiri, Ranadeb Bose, KB Pawan, and Connor Williams.
Meanwhile, BCCI has invited applications for various posts at the National Cricket Academy like batting coaches, fielding coaches, and bowling coaches. Rahul Dravid has re-applied for the post of Head of Cricket and is the only person so far to file his nomination for the position.
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