Mumbai: Former Mumbai wicket-keeper Vinayak Samant has been reappointed as the coach of the senior Mumbai team for the upcoming domestic season.
A top MCA official confirmed the development to PTI on Monday.
It is reliably learnt that Samant was given the appointment letter on 21 August.
As per media reports, the job was offered to another former Mumbai stumper Sulakshan Kulkarni, who declined to take it up.
Samant was first appointed as the senior team's coach last season.
In his first stint, he guided Mumbai to the Vijay Hazare one-day title after the side defeated Delhi in the final.
However, 41-time Ranji champions Mumbai failed to add to that staggering number, besides failing to lift the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy under Samant's guidance.
Samant is expected to take up his job on Tuesday at the suburban Bandra-Kurla complex facility where the Mumbai players are training for the upcoming 'Bapuna Cup', a pre-season domestic tournament set to be played in Nagpur from September 5.
Samant, during his career, played in 101 first class matches and scored 3,496 runs with a career-best of 200 not out.
He effected 37 stumpings and took 310 catches.
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Jones was part of the Star Sports commentary team for the ongoing IPL and was in a bio-secure bubble, staying in Mumbai.
England became the first country to hold international cricket matches during the pandemic, when they hosted the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia between July and September.
The PCB said squad members, match officials, duty doctors and security managers will be placed in bio-secure zones from the beginning of the season to ensure health and safety of players, officials and all other stakeholders.