TNPL update – Teams were well-prepared, says Siva
Teams were well-prepared, says Siva
Former India cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is a member of the Governing Council of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). He also conducted the Player Draft on Saturday.
Excerpts from a quick chat:
On the draft
The player draft was fantastic. It was like a team-meeting before playing an actual match. The local boys, coaches and assistant coaches have helped out during the player selections. Now, with so much technology available it is easier to identify a player through a website. Lot of hard work was done by assistant coaches and they came up with names very quickly. Even though their options came late, they had seven to eight options ready. The support staff did a fantastic job, which helped us finish quickly and smoothly.
About the opportunity for youngsters:
All owners want TNPL to do well. Also, there are lots of district players picked which is a good sign for Tamil Nadu cricket. Players can use this opportunity to climb up the ladder, play for Tamil Nadu and IPL and enhance their future.
About youngsters getting a chance to rub shoulders with international players and coaches:
TNPL is all about exposure and experience for these players which should be utilized properly. The period from now is crucial as players will get good value of cricket. Ability of the players should be groomed and we have foreign coaches available. VB Chandrashekhar is part of it and he knows what path a young cricketer needs to reach his goals for the future.
Photo attached: Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
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