Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ricky Ponting in new role as Head coach of Mumbai Indians in IPL

Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting was today named as the Head Coach of Mumbai Indians in IPL for the upcoming IPL 2015. He played and led Mumbai Indians in IPL 8. Ponting will replace ex Team India coach John Wright, who has been in charge of the side since January 2013. Wright, who was the team's coach for season 6 and 7 is now handed over the job of evaluating and establishing a youth development organization and will be work with the MI management on talent scouting for the team. On the other hand Anil Kumble has been shifted to the owners group and shall manage the implementation of the Vision for Reliance Sports that currently has interests across multiple sports including football, basketball apart from cricket. Former India player Kumble said: "We were delighted to have Ricky back with the MI and looking forward at his contribution based on his experience and expertise. John Wright will continue with MI and will look for talent scouting and youth development, which is one of the areas that we would like a stronger base in years to come."

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