BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has revealed that VVS Laxman will shift from Hyderabad to Bangalore with his family, bag and baggage, to take over his new job as the head of National Cricket Academy (NCA) which is situated in Bangalore.
Rahul Dravid, who is a native of Bangalore, had been working as the head of NCA for the past three years, but with him taking over as the head coach of the Indian national cricket team now, BCCI were looking for someone to replace Dravid in the NCA job. Since it’s a job that requires a complete understanding of the structure of Indian cricket, an experienced former cricketer was needed.
According to Sourav Ganguly. VVS Laxman was well settled in his life after his retirement, as he had taken the broadcasting job with Star Sports, he was the mentor of Sunrisers Hyderabad, and he was also doing a fair few endorsements. He had enough on his plate that he didn’t actually need to put all that aside to help BCCI and take the NCA job. But, he had no hesitation in taking it up when it was offered to him by the BCCI.
VVS Laxman might be brought into India’s coaching set-up in future
Sourav Ganguly, who was in conversation with the Indian journalist Boria Majumdar on his show Backstage with Boria, also said that VVS Laxman was interested in the coaching job of the Indian cricket team, but since Rahul Dravid’s name was already finalised by the BCCI, he took up the NCA role. However, in future, if there is a vacancy in the national team’s coaching set-up, Laxman might well be considered.
Full of praise for Laxman’s personality and humbleness, Ganguly said when Laxman told him he was ready to shift to Bangalore with his family to take up the new job, he couldn’t believe it because it’s not easy to shift from one place to another, bag and baggage. However, Laxman told him that he already had a conversation with his parents and his parents had no problems about him shifting from Hyderabad to Bangalore.
Here is @SGanguly99 on the new NCA boss @VVSLaxman281 and how it all happened. Could well be the start for VVS to eventually take over the national team. Listen in to know. @RevSportz @AgeasFederal @OfficialFanatic @Just_My_Roots #BWB keep watching this space. pic.twitter.com/fWEZX1uTh4
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 3, 2021