Thatscricket - News - BCCI launches 3-day coaching seminar

Published: Monday, February 19, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore: The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) ambitious plan to impart systematic and uniform coaching got off to a start with the inauguration of a three-day seminar "Coaching the cricket coaches" on Monday. Former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur inaugurated the seminar, being attended by over 70 leading coaches, most of them former Test and Ranji cricketers. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dungarpur highlighted the importance of coaching and expected them to broad base the game, which has now come under a cloud in the wake of match-fixing allegations. The Level 2 Certificate Course will be addressed by cricketing greats like Rodney Marsh, former Australian stumper Wayne Phillips, John Wright, Brian Taber, Bishan Singh Bedi, E A S Prasanna, T A Sekar, sports psychologist Sandy Gordon and Indian team physio Andrew Leipus.The participants would broad base coaching by imparting the techniques to others. The first day will have lectures by John Wright and Sandy Gordon from Australia, on the role of the coach. Sandy Gordon will speak on "developing talent and emotional intelligence". A S Rana will focus on pre-match warm up and stretching while Leipus will teach on physical conditioning for cricket. On Tuesday, the great spin duo of Bedi and Prasanna will touch on spin bowling. There would be a practical session with three young spinners on techniques. They would study the video of Australian spinner Shane Warne and also discuss error detection. Wayne Phillips would have a session on batting drills and how to run. It would conclude with physical conditioning talks by Leipus. On the final day, Wayne Phillips, Rodney Marsh and Sandy Gordon will focus on batting techniques and error detection. Fast bowling and injury prevention by T A Sekar and wicket-keeping by Rodney Marsh will follow this. The great Australian stumper wouldgive tips on wicket-keeping and captaincy. UNI

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