In an online general meeting, the Kerala Cricket Association has named Tinu Yohannan as their new head coach.
Tinu Yohannan was the first cricketer from Kerala to have represented India in 2001 when he had his Test debut against England. Now, he has been appointed to be the coach of Kerala Cricket Association where he’ll replace Dav Whatmore.
Kerala progressed to the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy way back in 2017-2018 under Whatmore’s supervision. The following year, they reached the semifinals. However, it was in the 2019-2020 season that the team got demoted to Elite Group ‘C’ after only bagging home just one win for the entirety of the season.
Talking about his new role, Yohannan says, ‘It's an exciting challenge. I have been part of this family and one big plus is that I am no stranger to the players. My aim is to create an atmosphere in which each player is able to perform to the best of his ability’.
He also added that the players of their team had all been advised to work on their fitness even though the games remain to be postponed. When the domestic season starts, he says, it is expected that their players will be fit for their individual games.
Kerala is an active team who plays for India’s Ranji Trophy. The said event is organized by the BCCI who also facilitates the famous Indian Premier League. To learn more about this league, head over to Betwala.
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