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VVS Laxman 'Has To Apply' For NCA Chief's Post, Says Jay Shah After BCCI AGM

The topmost NCA post fell vacant after Rahul Dravid took over as the head coach of Team India. VVS Laxman's appointment as the NCA chief was one of the points of discussion at the BCCI AGM.

VVS Laxman 'Has To Apply' For NCA Chief's Post, Says Jay Shah After BCCI AGM
VVS Laxman played 134 Tests and 86 ODIs for India, and scored 8781 and 2338 runs respectively. File Photo

Former India batting great VVS Laxman will have to come "through the process" for succeeding Rahul Dravid as the head of National Cricket Academy, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in Kolkata on Saturday. (More Cricket News)

The topmost NCA post fell vacant after Dravid took over as the head coach of Team India following team's T20 World Cup exit in the UAE last month.

"We will advertise for the NCA appointment. First, he (VVS) has to apply for the post," BCCI secretary Jay Shah told PTI after their 90th AGM here.

Indian stalwart Dravid too had to go through a similar process before becoming the India head coach.

Initially reluctant to shift base to Bangalore from Hyderabad, Laxman has already quit from his role as mentor of IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He will also have to quit commentary or writing columns for newspapers to avoid conflict of interest.

Laxman's appointment was one of the points of discussion at the AGM.

On the IPL 2022 Mega Auction which is slated for next year, Shah said: "The IPL Governing council will take a call on this."

The BCCI has also formed a neutral panel to investigate CVC Capital who pipped favourites Adani Group to own the Ahmedabad franchise.

The company has paid a whopping Rs 5625 Crore in the auctions, but now find itself under the spotlight for their alleged connection with some betting companies outside India.

"We have formed a committee who are investigating into the matter," Shah added.

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