The Board of Cricket Control OF India on Thursday appointed the former wicket-keeper batsman Vijay Yadav as the fielding coach of India A side for the upcoming South Africa series. The team will leave for South Africa on 22nd July. The 50-year-old wicket-keeper from Haryana confirmed the news of his appointment.
“Yes, it”s just a couple of hour’s back that I was told about my appointment as the fielding coach of the India A team. The squad is leaving a day after tomorrow (July 22nd) but I may have to join a couple of days late. I am now rushing to Mumbai and my paperwork and visa formalities will be completed there,” Yadav quoted saying to PTI on Thursday.
The void for the fielding coach was created as the regular fielding coach of the India A side is currently traveling with the U-19 squad in England. Meanwhile, BCCI admitted that the fielding coach of the Women’s team, Biju George will take up the job but later Yadav’s name was considered and finalized.
“Earlier, it was decided that Biju George will go but after deliberations, Vijay Yadav’s name was recommended. Being a wicketkeeper, he could also help out the likes of Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan,” a BCCI official said.
He was running an academy in Faridabad and has been also the coach of Haryana Ranji team.
Vijay Yadav played a lone test for India and 19 One-day Internationals during the 1992-93 season. The hard hitting wicket-keeper batsman played for Haryana and North Zone in the domestic tournaments. He scored 3988 runs with an average of 36.25 in 89 first class matches. He was also very effective behind the stumps taking 237 catches and affected 46 stumping.