New Delhi: Trevor Penney, the former Sri Lanka assistant coach, has been appointed as India's fielding coach, a move prompted by new head coach Duncan Fletcher.
Penney, 42, worked in a similar capacity, albeit in a part-time role, with Fletcher, for England back in 2005 before moving to Sri Lanka to be Tom Moody's assistant.
India have been without a fielding coach since Robin Singh who was relieved from the post two years ago. Mike Young, who till recently was Australia's fielding coach, worked with India as a consultant for about a month in late 2009, but there were no permanent appointments made.
Trevor Penney will be joining the Indian squad for the West Indies tour starting the 4th of June. Sri Lanka's former assistant coach Penny was an excellent fielder during his 17-year playing career with English county Warwickshire.