BCCI makes a Five year deal with MRF Pace Foundation
The performance of Indian fast bowlers has not been up to the mark for sometime now. Though there have been some good performances here and there , but overall the performance has not been upto the mark.
With an idea to improve upon this, BCCI has not set up a deal of 5 years with the MRF Pace Foundation to train their fast bowlers under the legendary Australian fast bowler, Glenn McGrath. As per the deal, BCCI will send it’s fast bowlers to the academy to be trained under Glenn McGrath. The bowlers will be classified under elite and probable cateogaries and the training will be given in batches.
The interim President of BCCI, Shivlal Yadav showed his happiness for the deal and said that this association between the BCCI and the MRF Pace Foundation will be fruitful for the Indian cricket
The MRF Pace Academy was founded in 1987 and is currently headed by Glenn McGrath . Glenn McGrath, not known for his raw pace but for his accuracy and the ability to swing it both ways from almost the same spot.
Varun Aaron, the current member of the Indian Test squad has already started to train himself under Glenn McGrath in the academy. Varun Aaron was one of the positives for India in the recently concluded Test series, where India lost it 3-1 but the way Varun Aaron bowled was a sign of things to come. He bowled with good pace but was to an extent wayward at times , making him leak a lot of runs . His inswinging yorker to dismiss Moeen Ali was surely the ball of this English summer . The ball stated from way outside the off stump and ended up crashing to the stumps .