Wasim Jaffer Named As Odisha’s Chief Coach | Cricket News

Wasim Jaffer had performed 31 Test matches for India.© Twitter

Former Test opener and home doyen Wasim Jaffer on Wednesday has been chosen because the chief coach of the Odisha senior aspect for the upcoming home season. “He (Jaffer) will be the head coach. He has been given a two-year contract,” Subrata Behera, Odisha Cricket Association CEO instructed PTI. The choice was taken following a gathering of OCA’s Cricket Advisory Committee as Jaffer would exchange former state captain Rashmi Ranjan Parida, who was on the helm for 2 seasons.

“Besides development of cricket across all age-groups, he (Jaffer) will also be a part of coaches development programme across the state,” OCA secretary Sanjay Behera mentioned in an announcement.

This might be Jaffer’s second stint as the pinnacle coach of any state workforce. Following his retirement in March 2020, Jaffer, who’s the main run-getter in Ranji Trophy, had coached Uttarakhand however he later resigned following a fall-out with the Association.

Jaffer, who has performed 31 Tests and a pair of ODIs, can be the batting coach of Kings XI Punjab, which performs within the cash-rich Indian Premier League. The Mumbai stalwart, who later performed for Vidarbha on the fag finish of his illustrious profession profitable back-to-back Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup.


Odisha had final reached quarters within the 2019-20 season after they misplaced to Bengal and batting has been the workforce’s weak point for a long-time.

The camp for the senior workforce is slated to start from July 25, topic to the state authorities’s approval retaining thoughts of the COVID-19 pointers.

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