Mumbai Cricket Association has named Ramesh Powar as their new coach ahead of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
After days of finding a new coach, the Mumbai Cricket Association has named former Indian spinner Ramesh Powar as their new coach. This comes shortly after Amit Pagnis stepped down from the position after the team’s poor performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament.
Talking about his new position, Powar says, ‘I'm thankful to the CIC (Cricket Improvement Committee) and MCA for trusting my coaching abilities and I am looking forward to the Vijay Hazare Trophy. I am looking forward to creating a healthy, positive environment. We will look to play positive brand of cricket’.
‘I think when I meet the boys and the MCA officials and the selectors tomorrow, I will get a clear picture about where exactly we are and we’ll take it from there. I am a positive person and I always look at the brighter side’, he added.
So far, the players of the Mumbai team have not yet been named. However, the availability of Shreyas Iyer was already confirmed. With that, Iyer can be expected to lead the side in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The said event will also be the immediate assignment of Powar. Initially, the MCA was divided on whether they should assign Amol Muzumdar or Powar for the position. In the end, it was the 42-year-old Powar, who has played two Tests and 31 ODIs, that was assigned.
In the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, Mumbai is clubbed with Delhi, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Pondicherry in Group D. The matches of their group will be played in Jaipur starting from February 20. To know the importance of cricket leagues, head over to Betwala.
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