NCA

  • Umar Gul fails fitness test at the NCA December 10, 2013

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan paceman Umar Gul couldn't impress the national selectors in his comeback bid after he failed a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy on Monday. Gul, who last played for Pakistan in South Africa earlier this year, has undergone a knee surgery in Melbourne in May and is...
  • I will sort out all issues at NCA, says new chairman October 3, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Newly-appointed chairman of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) TC Mathew has vowed to sort out all issues at the elite cricket academy in Bangalore. Matthew, who is also the president of Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), said he will get full support of the BCCI so that the challenges faced by...
  • NCA is functioning like a rehab centre: Ghavri August 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Former pacer Karsan Ghavri has lamented that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) was not solving its sole purpose of being the finishing school of Indian cricket. "I strongly agree with what others feel that the NCA has just been reduced to a rehab centre for Indian players," Ghavri said while...
  • Rift within NCA members out in the open July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The growing rift among the Board members of National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Monday came out in the open with a key functionary questioning the "restructuring policy" as well as working procedure at the academy. Biswarup Dey, who is one of the members of the NCA Board, has openly...
  • NCA asks team owners to bear rehab costs of IPL-related injuries April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cricketers who sustain injuries during the cash-rich Indian Premier League will now have to depend on their respective franchise to bear the costs of their rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). This decision was taken at the NCA Committee meeting in Chennai on Monday during which members...
  • Shikhar Dhawan waiting for NCA clearance to play IPL April 15, 2013

    Shikhar Dhawan, the star of India's Mohali Test win against Australia and one of the top batsmen of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, is back home from Melbourne and waiting for clearance from the National Cricket Academay (NCA) to appear in IPL 6 having recovered from a hand fracture, ESPNCricinfo reported. Dhawan...
  • Zaheer Khan skips RCB training camp March 28, 2013

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who yesterday trained hard at the National Cricket Academy under the watchful eyes of coach Ray Jennings having recovered from an injury, on Thursday skipped the team's net session. Zaheer arrived at the NCA on Thursday but did not take to the...
  • Umesh Yadav likely to be fit by April March 2, 2013

    Bangalore: India's premier fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who has been sidelined due to an injury since November, will be in action soon as he resumed his training recently and is expected to regain full fitness by April. "It's all better now. I started bowling this Monday, for the first time in...
  • Fletcher summons raw talent to join India camp February 16, 2013

    Bangalore: The 15-member Indian squad, which landed in the city in batches along with the support staff, will start their three-day training camp from Saturday at National Cricket Academy ahead of the first Test against Australia at Chennai, starting on February 22. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and co. will leave for...
  • Injured Aaron hopes to be back in action soon January 5, 2013

    Jamshedpur: Speedster Varun Aaron, who suffered a back injury during the home seies against the West Indies in December 2011, expressed confidence that he would be back in action in the next couple of months. "I am recovering well and expecting to go back to the field in two to...
  • NCA meet delayed as Director yet to be named October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI has been forced to delay the first meeting of its National Cricket Academy (NCA) sub-committee as it is yet to finalise the name for the post of Director with another former captain Kapil Dev's name coming into picture. Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid is believed to...
  • Sehwag eyes SL tour after fitness test July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Reluctant to speak about the upcoming ODI and Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, senior batsman Virender Sehwag, who was nursing a shoulder injury, on Tuesday said his fitness has been assessed by the physios at the National Cricket Academy. "I have been to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) where...
  • Hitting the nets big achievement for me: Yuvi June 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here, Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said that hitting the nets after being treated for cancer is a "big achievement" for him and he is hoping for things to get better with each passing day. "It's a big achievement for me hitting the nets....
  • Yuvraj to play in pre-Ranji season tournaments October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who has been recovering well after his cancer treatment, is eyeing to play in some of the pre-season tournaments like Moin-Ud Dowla Gold Cup and Buchi Babu Trophy later this year before making a comeback into first-class cricket. "Yuvi's scan report shows that he is near complete...
  • PCB questions Whatmore over Yousuf in NCA May 1, 2012

    Lahore: Days after Mohammad Yousuf passed the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) raising speculations that he might make his way back into the team, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sought an explanation from coach Dav Whatmore as to what prompted him to allow the senior cricketer...
  • BCCI-NCA hold talks after Aus debacle January 30, 2012

    Jaipur: Stung by the debacle in Australia, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has held discussions with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) officials in order to put in place corrective measures to avoid such humiliation in future. Former India batsman Sandeep Patil, who is also the director of Cricket Operations at the...