Wasim Jaffer played 31 tests for India.© Twitter
Wasim Jaffer, on Wednesday, has been chosen as a former test opener and home dean as head coach of the Odisha senior team next season. “He (Jaffer) will be the head coach. He has been given a two-year contract,” Subrata Down General Manager of the Odisha Cricket Association told PTI. The decision was made after a meeting of the OCA Cricket Advisory Committee, in which Jaffer would replace former state captain Rashmi Ranjan Parida, who led the two seasons.
“In addition to developing cricket in all age groups, he (Jaffer) will also be part of a statewide coaching development program,” OCA Secretary Sanjay Down said in a statement.
Jaffer’s second stage will be the head coach of any team in the state. After retiring in March 2020, Jaffer, the leader of the Ranji Trophy race, coached Uttarakhand, but later resigned due to falling out with the Association.
Jaffer, who has played 31 tests and 2 ODIs, is the coach of Kings XI Punjab, who plays in the rich Indian Premier League. An honest Mumbai, who later played in Vidarbha at the end of his famous career he won the Ranji Trophy and the Irani Cup.
Odisha reached the final quarters when they lost to Bengal in the 2019-20 season and the battle has been a weakness for the team for a long time.
The senior team camp is scheduled to begin on July 25, with the state government maintaining all COVID-19 guidelines.
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