Ranji Trophy: Mumbai appoint former India stumper Sameer Dighe as coach for next season

PTI, Jun, 02 2017

Mumbai: Former Test stumper Sameer Dighe was on Friday named as the new coach of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team for next season.

File image of the MCA logo. Getty images

File image of the MCA logo. Getty images

"Sameer Dighe has been appointed as the Mumbai Ranji Team Coach for the season 2017-18", Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) said in a media release.

Dighe and another former Test cricketer Praveen Amre were in the running to take over the mantle from last season's coach, Chandrakant Pandit.

MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee, headed by chief selector Ajit Agarkar, met on Friday to pencil in the 48-year-old Dighe as its choice.

Dighe, who has never had a previous top-level coaching experience, played in six Tests and 23 ODIs for the country, all between 2000 and 2001, with modest returns.

Dighe told PTI that he felt honoured but, at the same time termed the assignment as challenging.

"It's a new assignment and I am looking forward to it, (as) Mumbai are Ranji Champions for over 40 times, there are expectations from me" he said.

Published Date: Jun 02, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 02, 2017

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