Former India batter to officially take over NCA job on December 13
“Laxman’s contract has been signed already. His last media assignment is the second Test between New Zealand and India,” a senior BCCI officer bearer told PTI. “He will be joining in Bengaluru from December 13.”
Laxman’s immediate task is to oversee India’s preparation for the 2022 Under-19 World Cup in the Caribbean in January-February. With covid forcing the junior calendar to a halt earlier this year, the BCCI is currently in the midst of identifying a core group of players following the completion of back-to-back Under-19 tournaments.
Meanwhile, the BCCI will be sending 20 players across formats for the South Africa tour. The BCCI functionaries confirmed that the tour was postponed by a week, and will now include three Tests and as many ODIs. The T20I leg is expected to be played at a later date.