BCCI and MRF Pace Foundation may soon be joining hands that could mean Team India pacers training under the legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, who recently replaced Dennis Lillee as the Director of MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai.
According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, a delegation from the Chennai-based Foundation made a power point presentation to the officials at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore on August 8.
"We're happy with the way the presentation went about but whether to have a tie-up is the BCCI's decision. I understand they had a lot of decisions to make at the meeting yesterday and they gave us a little time to make our case. We'll wait for them to come back to us," Senthilnathan, in-charge of the MRF Pace Foundation and one of the two members who gave the presentation, said.
File photo of the legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath. (Getty Images)
"It is not only about bowling academy and training for the pace bowlers. The Foundation has a rehabilitation centre and also facilities to coach the coaches. So it should be a good deal," an unnamed NCA official was quoted by the newspaper.
The proposal is expected to be tabled at BCCI's next Working Committee meet.