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Old February 13, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Richard McInnes
Manager / Head coach, National Cricket Academy
Former BD U19 Coach
 
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A team is obviously very important and we are looking at trying to play two series per year. The strength of our domestic cricket is also critical in developing strong International players so we have to be conscious of not watering down the domestic teams by playing A team or Academy type cricket during the domestic summer. This then narrows the window of time when we can host teams and when the other countries can host us. Ideally we play A team cricket around late April, early May before it rains and then again in August September overseas somewhere. We then have to negotiate with other countries who are all in a similar situation and due to many of them having stronger domestic structures they dont tend to invest as much in A team cricket.

rest assured though, we are working on ensuring there is the right balance of A team and Academy match opportunities and time to actually do some of the behind the scenes development work on skills, techniques and physical conditioning.
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