Heath Streak to mentor Uttar Pradesh youngsters; Manoj Prabhakar appointed as Ranji coach

Kanpur: Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was on Saturday named the consultant of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) academy while former India seamer Manoj Prabhakar will be in charge of the Ranji Trophy team.

Streak, till recently was Bangladesh National team's bowling coach and also worked as bowling coach with the IPL team Gujarat Lions.

Prabhakar recently worked with Afghanistan team during World T20 as a consultant. He has earlier coached the Delhi Ranji team during the 2010-11 season.

File photo of Heath Streak. Getty Images

File photo of Heath Streak. Getty Images

The decisions were taken during the working committee meeting of UPCA, held at Mussoorie in presence of secretary and Director Rajiv Shukla.

"Heath Streak was a fantastic bowler and well-known international captain in his playing days. It will be a great opportunity for the young UP cricketers to get guidance from him.

"He will be coming to our academy periodically to work with academy trainees. He will draw a blueprint for academy, a roadmap that would be followed by full-time coaches," UPCA boss Rajiv Shukla told PTI on Saturday.

Former UP captain and coach Rizwan Shamshad will now be the selection committee chairman.

UPCA has also named Arvind Kapoor as the chairman of junior selection committee while Nitu Dwivedi will head the senior selection committee for women.

Similarly, the U-19, U-16 and U-14 team's coaches and managers were also changed.

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Updated Date: Jul 16, 2016 18:08:00 IST

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