BCCI rubbishes reports of National Cricket Academy's closure

The BCCI on Friday rubbished a news report that it intended to close down the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and convert it into a rehabilitation-cum-training centre.

"It's a totally false report arising out of the figment of imagination of the person who wrote it. The BCCI annually assesses the functions of the NCA and its three regional academies based in Chennai, Mumbai and Mohali," said Prof Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI's General Manager, Game Development.

Ratnakar Shetty
Prof Ratnakar Shetty, Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) General Manager Game Development. File Pic

"There is no truth in the story and no such thing Of closing down NCA has even been discussed (in the BCCI)," added Shetty while reacting to the news report that appeared on Friday.

Shetty also confirmed that there is a meeting of the NCA Committee on April 22 at Chennai. 

The report, which BCCI is refuting, said that the Indian Cricket Board was preparing to close down operations of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore by May-end to cut down on the expenses. NCA's total annual budget is Rs 16 crore.

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