Sunil Subramanian to take over as TNCA Academy director

The 52-year-old Sunil Subramaniam has worked as the head coach of the TNCA Academy previously and played a significant role in honing the skills of a young R. Ashwin.

Sunil Subramaniam has previously worked as head coach at the TNCA Academy and overseen the development of several bowlers.   -  FILE PHOTO/ BCCI

Sunil Subramanian is likely to take over as the Director of the TNCA Academy, Sportstar has learnt from sources.

The former Tamil Nadu and South Zone left-arm spinner will be arriving here on Friday from the West Indies, which was his last assignment as the administrative manager of the Indian cricket team, concluding a two-year stint at the job.

The 52-year-old cricketer with 285 first-class wickets in 74 matches at 23.53 will be hoping for a fresh start after a troubled tour of the Caribbean on a personal front where two sets of narratives emerged - 1. He was rude to some members of the Indian diplomatic staff, 2. He was only following the BCCI protocol in the absence of a clear directive from the Board on such issues.

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The TNCA Academy is not new to Sunil, known for his cricketing nous and ability to pick talent. He has worked here previously as a head coach and overseen the development of several bowlers.

Importantly, he played a significant role in honing the skills of a young R. Ashwin, who has become one of India’s most successful spinners.  

Sunil should take over from D. Vasu, the last full-time occupant of the TNCA Academy director’s post. Vasu now has taken over as the coach of the Tamil Nadu senior side. 

Lack of quality bowling options is a major area of concern for the State side - both for the senior and the various age-group sides - and Sunil could be up against a challenge. 

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