Manoj Prabhakar to Coach UP Ranji Team, Heath Streak Consultant of Academy
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association Director PD Pathak said that the decisions were taken during the working committee meeting of UPCA, held at Mussoorie on Friday
- Press Trust of India
- Updated: July 16, 2016 05:22 PM IST
- Manoj Prabhakar has been named as the coach of the UP Ranji team
- Former coach Rizwan Shamshad will now be the selection committee chairman
- The decisions were taken during the working committee meeting of UPCA
Heath Streak, Former Zimbabwe captain, was on Saturday named the consultant of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association academy while former India seamer Manoj Prabhakar will be in charge of the Ranji Trophy team.
Streak till recently was Bangladesh National team's bowling coach, and also worked as bowling coach with the IPL team Gujarat Lions.
Prabhakar recently worked with Afghanistan team during World T20 as a consultant. He has earlier coached Delhi Ranji team during the 2010-11 season.
The decisions were taken during the working committee meeting of UPCA, held at Mussoorie in presence of secretary and Director Rajiv Shukla.
"Heath Streak was a fantastic bowler and well known international captain in his playing days. It will be a great opportunity for the young UP cricketers to get guidance from him. He will be coming to our academy periodically to work with academy trainees. He will draw a blueprint for academy, a roadmap that would be followed by full-time coaches," UPCA boss Rajiv Shukla said.
Former UP captain and coach Rizwan Shamshad will now be the selection committee chairman.
UPCA has also named Arvind Kapoor as the chairman of junior selection committee while Nitu Dwivedi will head the senior selection committee for women.
Similarly, the U-19, U-16 and U-14 team's coaches and managers were also changed.