Pune, Nov 19 (Agency) Dr Atul Gaikwad, a Pune-based Certified Level 3 High Performance Coach from the National Cricket Academy, BCCI, has been appointed as the Director of Coaching for Sikkim Cricket Association(SCA). Dr Gaikwad, who is currently a senior faculty for the National Cricket Academy has been entrusted with the responsibility for the overall development of cricket in Sikkim. His work will include developing, running and monitoring high performance programs for men and women of all age groups, to educate and develop local coaches, and create appropriate pathways and programs for young players among other activities.
He will also look after the Ranji trophy (Senior Men and Senior women) team at the SCA. A former Assistant Head of Education, BCCI, Dr Gaikwad has more than 30 years of coaching experience with intimate understanding of sports science, principles of human movement, mental toughness, coaching and teaching techniques. He is the first Indian coach to be an England Cricket Board Level 4 Master Coach besides being a Certified Yogic Science Teacher and an NLP Certified Trainer. He has also served as an assistant coach for India Women’s team and as a coach at NCA for various skills since 2005.