Wasim Jaffer had performed 31 Test matches for India.© Twitter
Former Test opener and home doyen Wasim Jaffer on Wednesday has been chosen because the chief coach of the Odisha senior facet for the upcoming home season. “He (Jaffer) would be the head coach. He has been given a two-year contract,” Subrata Behera, Odisha Cricket Association CEO informed PTI. The determination was taken following a gathering of OCA’s Cricket Advisory Committee as Jaffer would substitute former state captain Rashmi Ranjan Parida, who was on the helm for 2 seasons.
“Besides growth of cricket throughout all age-groups, he (Jaffer) may also be part of coaches growth program throughout the state,” OCA secretary Sanjay Behera mentioned in an announcement.
This might be Jaffer’s second stint as the top coach of any state group. Following his retirement in March 2020, Jaffer, who’s the main run-getter in Ranji Trophy, had coached Uttarakhand however he later resigned following a fall-out with the Association.
Jaffer, who has performed 31 Tests and a couple of ODIs, can also be the batting coach of Kings XI Punjab, which performs within the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The Mumbai stalwart, who later performed for Vidarbha on the fag finish of his illustrious profession successful back-to-back Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup.
Odisha had final reached quarters within the 2019-20 season once they misplaced to Bengal and batting has been the group’s weak point for a long-time.
The camp for the senior group is slated to start from July 25, topic to the state authorities’s approval protecting thoughts of the COVID-19 pointers.
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