Delhi Capitals have appointed Pravin Amre as the team’s new assistant coach for the next two seasons. The experienced Amre was the head talent scout of the Delhi Capitals between 2014-2019. He will now join the existing Delhi Capitals coaching staff that consists the likes of Ricky Ponting and Vijay Dahiya.
Delhi Capitals in the last few IPL seasons have emerged as one of the most consistent sides in the competition. In 2019 they qualified for the IPL playoffs after 7 years when Ponting was made the head coach. Last season in the UAE they went one step further and played their first-ever finals against Mumbai Indians.
Delhi Capitals appoints Pravin Amre as Assistant coach
The changes in the coaching staff have done wonders for Delhi Capitals and they are hoping that Amre is another successful addition. Amre is excited to work with the franchise as an assistant coach and is looking forward to work alongside all the players and coach Ricky Ponting.
“I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for having me on board. With the team having reached its very first IPL final in 2020, this is certainly an exciting time to be back there. I look forward to working with Ricky (Ponting) again, and all the players”, Amre said on his appointment.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra also welcomed the new assistant coach Amre into the setup. He stated that the emphasis has always been to have a core of Indian coaching staff who have in-depth knowledge about domestic cricket. He also lauded Amre’s work as a talent scout as he played a key role in bringing Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw in the franchise.
“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Pravin Amre back to the Delhi Capitals side. Ours is a team with an Indian core, and that thought process applies to our coaching staff as well. Few coaches know the domestic cricket scene in India as thoroughly as Amre does”.
“He has been instrumental in getting the likes of Shreyas (Iyer), Rishabh (Pant) and Prithvi (Shaw) to our franchise. And his experience will once again be extremely valuable for us. We are delighted to have him on board”, DC CEO said.