BCCI forms committee led by Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Ajit Agarkar to improve domestic cricket

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has summoned Team India head coach Rahul Dravid and chief selector Ajit Agarkar to improve domestic cricket. According to reports in the Times of India, the governing body is known to be keen on improving the domestic circuit.

Reports claimed that the BCCI has set up a three-member committee that includes Team India head coach Rahul Dravid, chief selector Ajit Agarkar and NCA director VVS Laxman. The governing body has asked the pioneers of Indian cricket to give suggestions on how domestic cricket can be improved.

Of late, the BCCI has given a lot of value to domestic cricket. They have made it mandatory for all Indian cricket team players to play for their state teams when not engaged in international commitments and all the players have had a positive response.

A source close to the BCCI revealed that the governing body faced many challenges in conducting domestic cricket. He pointed out the issues that arose and confirmed that Dravid, Laxman and Agarkar had been asked to give their suggestions. He added:

“Many issues arose during the conduct of men’s domestic cricket, with one notable issue being that many games in north India, particularly during the Ranji Trophy, were canceled or heavily restricted due to bad weather in December. -January.

“Dravid, Laxman and Agarkar have been asked to give their suggestions to improve men’s domestic cricket.”

The source also confirmed that the BCCI decided the same during its Apex Council meeting on Monday (March 18). Of late, India captain Rohit Sharma has also been emphasizing the importance of domestic cricket. He recently also attended the 2024 Ranji Trophy final.

Apart from this, BCCI also added an incentive for Test match players to give more priority to red-ball cricket. The move has made all domestic and international players take domestic cricket seriously.

BCCI to decide on associate membership for Daman and Diu Union Territories demanding associate membership

Reports also claim that the BCCI will soon decide to grant associate membership to the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, which have been demanding associate membership. It is learned that the governing body has formed a two-member committee related to the same.

BCCI treasurer Ashish Shelar and joint secretary Devajit Saikia will be part of the committee and will decide whether the governing body will grant associate membership to the Union Territories of Daman and Diu or not.

The source claimed that Ashish Shelar and Devajit Saikia will soon prepare a report and present it to the BCCI Apex Council. According to reports, it is also known that the new National Cricket Academy (NCA) will also be ready before October 2024.