U-19 World Cup: VVS Laxman praises BCCI and its structure after India’s fifth triumph | Cricket News

NORTH SOUND (Antigua): Moments after India’s unprecedented five U-19 World Cup title triumph, National Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman praised BCCI for leading the world-class youth structure and organizing countless, competitive age group tournaments.
After battling the COVID-19 epidemic at their camp that nearly knocked out their campaign, India defeated England by four gates in the final of this edition to extend their dominance in the age group.
“I think the BCCI needs to be replenished. The number of games and tournaments that every age group level can play, be it U-16, U-19 or U-23 … unfortunately because of COVID-19 they didn’t get to play in any tournament and that’s why I think that this win in the tournament is very special, ”Laxman said after the win.

Delighted with the victory, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly announced a cash prize for the entire team.
“Congratulations to the U19 national team and to the support staff and selectors who won the World Cup in such a magnificent way. The cash prize we announced of 40 million is a small token of gratitude, but their efforts are above value .. magnificent things …”, wrote Ganguly on Twitter.

Laxman, a teammate of former Indian captain Ganguly, accompanied the West Indies team to the tournament.

“First congratulations to the selection committee. It was a new selection committee and it was quite difficult for them to identify this group. After that, the coaching staff with Hrishikesh (Kanitkar) as head coach, Sai Rai, Munish and all the support staff.

“The way they brought this group together, they worked hard, won the Asian Cup and the preparations for this World Cup were fantastic.
“But in the middle of this tournament, we all know what happened to the boys. A positive test (at COVID-19), but to show kind of resilience and a positive attitude was an example,” Laxman noted.

He called the triumph in the title just the beginning of the road for the team’s players.
“It’s important, but this is just a learning process and just the beginning of their journey. Everyone in this group understands that. This is about developing as a player and as a person and it’s great to see how they’ve evolved and evolved over the last few years. A couple of months. ”
Winner captain Yash Dhul, who himself was suffering from COVID-19 after the first match, said it was hard for you to find the right combination.
“A proud moment for India, that we managed to achieve this. It was hard at the beginning to make the right combination. But as time went on we became a family and the team atmosphere was good. Great moment to play under so many support staff,” Dhull said after took the lap of honor along with his teammates.
Calling it a great teaching, head coach Kanitkar praised Dhulla for leading the way to the title.
“It’s too exciting for my good, but I’m happy with the result. I think we learned a lot from this. We were also looking for a kick. There was a bit of moisture.
“(Dhull) led them very well. He has a very good head on his shoulders. I think it’s a fantastic competition, to get to this stage to perform in this youth, for all teams. It’s a great opportunity to show talent and for academies around the world “Kanitkar said.
Asked to play first, India knocked out England by 189 after having 61 in six at one stage.
Bowling with his midfielders to a deadly effect, Raj Bawa (5/31) ran through the English midfield after left-handed striker Ravi Kumar (4/34) lowered his opponent with two early shots.
India finished the chase with 14 balls in abundance.
For nearly 19 overs, Rew and James Sales (34 didn’t come out) defied India with their 93-run with eight passes, ensuring the winners of the 1998 edition recovered from the horror 61 by six and then 91 by seven.
England captain Tom Perst said his team is definitely looking for a better start than what it got.
“By choosing to hit first, we’d like a better start, but the way James Rew then hit to get his 95 deserved a hundred. We came up with the result we thought we were in the game and gave it,” Perst said. .
“We have a strong bowling attack and catching a wicket in the first playoffs lifted the mood and boosted the confidence. They (India) obviously hit really well. They had some great partnerships, all credit to them.”


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