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Kapil wants Tendulkar, Ganguly at NCA camp

May 01, 2007 21:38 IST

National Cricket Academy chairman Kapil Dev has advised Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to utilise their "rest" period from the Indian team by sharing their experience with budding talent.

Kapil said he would request the BCCI to allow the players to work with the Under-17 cricketers at the ongoing 45-day training camp at the KSCA in Bangalore.

"This will certainly help players like Sachin and Sourav to have continuous practice and keep themselves fit. We will be sending a request to the BCCI in this regard and if the Board considers our request favourably it will help the young boys," he said.

"We will even request for the services of Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh and Mohd Kaif," Kapil added.

On India's dismal performance in the World Cup, Kapil said, "Our own weakness" was responsible for it.

"For a player what is needed was proper application of mind and determination to perform on the field. We have the needed potential. I call upon all the 25 Under-17 players to fully make use of the opportunity to improve their cricket."

NCA director (coaching) Lalchand Rajput said the BCCI is planning to do away with the appointment of foreign coaches from level I, II and III.

"So far we were influenced by coaching guidelines from other nations. But with our own coaching manual, which the NCA is coming out, we can prepare good coaches of our own. It has been decided to provide training to the selected coaches."

Rajput added that former top players and trainers have been identified and it had also been decided to have physios, trainers and other supporting staff from within the country.

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