Bangar awarded interim India role


Former India allrounder Sanjay Bangar has been appointed as India’s interim head coach for the upcoming tour of Zimababwe.

Bangar had been involved in the set-up, team director Ravi Shastri, as an assistant coach. The 43-year-old will have the task of directing a squad of relatively inexperienced players with the captain MS Dhoni being the only big name in the 16-man squad.

The BCCI press release did not name a bowling coach, but Abhay Sharma has been named as fielding coach, and Koka Ramesh has been handed the role of administrative team manager for the tour.

The deadline for applications for the head coach role has been set as June 10, with the BCCI looking to have a new head coach installed prior to India’s departure for their tour of the West Indies later this year.

India will meet Zimbabwe in three ODIs and three T20Is this June, with all games being played at the Harare Sport’s Club.