BCCI's spin wing seeks bowling champs

The BCCI's much-awaited spin wing was set rolling on Saturday with the constitution of a working group.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
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Kolkata:The BCCI's much-awaited spin wing was set rolling on Saturday with the constitution of a working group and finalisation of a detailed action plan in a bid to rejuvenate the decaying art of slow bowling in the country. The third spin committee meeting held in Kolkata on Saturday chalked out a strategy to identify rookie talents from various parts of the country. The aim was to harness them through a comprehensive programme to enable India to produce top-flight spin bowlers once again. Spotting talent The Spin Committee would periodically visit camps for under-15, under-17, under-19 and under-22 cricketers and will also watch the inter-zonal Academy tournament to spot talents. "We want cricketers of all ages. There's Anil Kumble who is playing currently and knows all the latest techniques. Then, there's Ravi Shastri and other legendary players. As the president I am satisfied that we are going in the right direction," said Jagmohan Dalmiya, President, BCCI. The meeting also decided to conduct a camp for wicket keepers of the country in September at Bangalore to be run along with the spinners camp. Future plan It has been over a year since the spin committee had been formed. After its first meet the spin wing banned One-day matches for up to the Under-17 age group and decided to hold regular workshops at the zonal level, inviting former spinners. The second meeting held last November, had then prepared a blueprint. And with this third meeting there has been little follow up of what will be the future plan of action.

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