Former India all-rounder Ramesh Powar has been appointed Mumbai's new coach.
Powar has succeeded former coach Amit Pagnis, who resigned after a poor campaign in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Batsman Shreyas Iyer will captain Mumbai.
“I am looking forward to creating a positive environment in the side and playing a positive brand of cricket for which Mumbai is always known. I am looking forward to the assignments ahead,” Powar told Cricbuzz.
The 42-year-old Powar played two Tests and 31 ODIs between 2004 and 2007.
Jaffer Leaves Uttarakhand
Former Indian opening batsman Wasim Jaffer, meanwhile, has resigned as Uttarakhand coach.
Jaffer cited “interference in team selection” prior to the start of the Vijay Hazare Trophy this month.
“I feel really sad for the players as I genuinely think that they have a lot of potential and can learn so much from me but are denied this opportunity because of so much interference and bias of selectors and secretary in the selection matters for non-deserving players,” Jaffer stated in an e-mail to the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand.
“If the honorary secretary of CAU would want to inculcate such kind of work environment while not letting me take certain decisions pertaining to the team's welfare and performance, then I don't think there's any valid reason for me to continue as head coach of men's senior team of CAU.”
Like Mumbai, Uttarakhand also endured a disappointing campaign in the had a poor run in the recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year. They won one and lost four matches.
“We gave him whatever he asked for, had a pre-season camp for a month, let him choose his outstation players, trainer and bowling coach, but his interference in selection matters was getting too much,” CAU secretary Mahim Verma told PTI.kept insisting on picking his own team
“After the result in Mushtaq Ali did not meet our expectations, the selectors wanted to try out a few other players but he , which is not right as selectors are there, too, to do their job.”
The 42-year-old Jaffer played 31 Tests and two ODIs between 2000 and 2008.
Mumbai and Uttarakhand players will likely feature in the Indian Premier League later this year.