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BCCI to nurture cricketing talent in NE

Shillong: The BCCI will organize an eight-day cricket coaching camp in Shillong from May 17 to nurture the talent of the Northeast players.

Five players each from Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland, who had participated in the last under 16 and 19 tournament of BCCI, have been selected to undergo the training to be conducted by the National Cricket Academy.

Briefing media persons, Meghalaya Cricket Association general secretary Naba Bhattacharjee said, "A physio, a trainer, and a video analyst will be present during the camp to know the strength and weakness of the players.

"Video analyst has an important role in the game. You can record the entire proceedings when a player is playing and later find out their weakness and strength," he said.

Nobody from the region has donned India colours in any version of the game till date.

Senior coaches Sanat Kumar, Apurva Desai, Rajiv Dutta and T Dilip - all from National Cricket Academy - would train the boys, Bhattacharjee said.

More players, picked in batches, will be roped in from across the region to undergo the training in similar coaching camps in future, he said.

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