NCA camp will help NE cricket: Zaman
By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 7: BCCI has appointed former pace bowler of the state Zaved Zaman as one of the coaches of the NCA camp which will be held in Shillong from May 10 as a part of the New Areas Development programme. Selected young cricketers from Aruchal Pradesh, Meghalaya, galand, Mizoram and Manipur will take part in the camp. Zaman, who recently coached Indian Railway cricket team, found optimistic about the outcome of the camp during a conversation with The Sentinel. Here is the excerpt.
Possibly for the first time such types of special camp are going to be held in the North East. Your reaction?
It’s a good decision. The young players of the region will be highly benefitted from it.
Tell us about the camp.
The camp will be held in Shillong from May 10-31. Around 30-35 numbers of U-19 cricketers from the different North East states excluding Assam and Tripura will participate in the camp.
Apart from you, will there be any other coaches in the camp?
Yes. Former Test cricketer Shiv Sundar Das and wicket keeper Ajay Ratra will be the part of our coaching team. Both of them are reaching here shortly. There will be few support staffs too in the camp.
What do you think about the talent of this game in this region?
North East has good talents in cricket. We have already got two Ranji cricketers-one from galand and another one from Meghalaya. So we have good scope to produce more top level cricketers from this region.
So you want to say that this camp can bring major changes in the cricket of North East.
Obviously. This camp will give good exposure to the young players of the region. Apart from the technical side they will also learn other aspect of the game like how to take pressure during the crunch situation etc. So I am optimistic.