The expected downsizing of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore was made formal on Tuesday with at least a dozen employees being shown the door as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cracked the whip in a bid to increase the efficiency of the NCA and to reduce expenditure.
Among those sacked was AK Jha, the NCA's administrative manager, as well as other managers and house-keeping staff.
Confirming the restructuring, Ranjib Biswal, the NCA chairman, said, "We have sacked our NCA administrative staff as decided earlier in the National Cricket Academy committee meeting. The NCA was overstaffed and we had to prune down number of staff to reduce the expenditure. However, most of the trainers, coaches and physios will be retained."