Former India international Wasim Jaffer will take charge of the Uttarakhand side ahead of the upcoming domestic season. Jaffer, who announced his retirement from the game at the end of the last season, is keen to take up the challenge from the bottom.
Meanwhile, this will be Jaffer’s first assignment as support staff. Excited with the development Wasim Jaffer confirmed the news of joining Uttarakhand as head coach. Meanwhile, the side has done exceedingly well in the last few years. They reached the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy last year before losing out to Vidarbha.
Wasim Jaffer appointed Uttarakhand coach
The run-machine is looking forward to joining the camp and take up the charge. Jaffer, who has been mentoring the youngsters during his Vidarbha, said that his main aim will be to turn the young cricketers into good players.
“I am becoming the head coach of any team for the first time. It is very challenging and something new for me, straightaway after my playing career and I’m looking forward to it,” Jaffer said over his appointment.
“This is a new team, they have done well. They played the quarterfinals (of the Ranji Trophy in 2018-19 season) against Vidarbha. But they have gone back to Group D (Plate group), so it is going to be a big challenge. I am happy that I am starting from the bottom and for me, it is going to be a good experience,” he added.
Meanwhile, Wasim Jaffer will bring loads of experience to the table. He has played first-class cricket for almost two decades scoring 19410 runs in 260 first-class matches at an impressive average of 50.67. He has also represented India in 31 Tests amassing 1944 runs.
“I have heard that a lot of talented players are coming from there. I am hoping to turn them into good players and (Uttarakhand) as a good team,” Jaffer added.