Former India wicket-keeper Deep Dasgupta has been named as the coach for India’s ‘Above 19’ side. The ‘Above 19’ is a new concept being introduced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which aims at resurrecting the careers of players stuck in transition from the Colts side to the senior team.
The side will have a camp at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore from the 9th to the 31st of July. Meanwhile, the BCCI is trying to organize a tournament for the side, "It's an effort to groom the talented youngsters who seem to lose focus after crossing 19 years. The tournament is likely to be held in August," CAB joint secretary Subir Ganguly said.
Dasgupta played eight Tests for India, captained Bengal and most recently was the assistant coach of the Pune IPL franchise.