Guwahati, April 27: In an effort to upskill the players from Northeastern States of India the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has kickstarted a camp in Bengaluru this week.
The camp will facilitate the players from Northeast and those in the plate group to upgrade their skill-sets.
The cricketers will also get the opportunity to interact and learn from NCA head VVS Laxman.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) further ensured that that players from Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim get the best coaching and infrastructural facilities to be on par with the best domestic teams.
As per reports, based on performances till Cooch Behar Trophy (U-19) quarter-finals, 150 players (25 from each of the six zones including NE and new areas) have been selected for the camp.
It includes nine pacers from each of the six zones and there will be an aim to increase the pool of fast bowlers.
The fast bowlers are being trained by Ashes winning bowling coach Troy Cooley while batters are working under the guidance of U-19 World Cup winning coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar.
The spinners are under former India leg-spinner Sairaj Bahutule.