VVS Laxman, Hrishikesh Kanitkar to be head coaches for Asian Games | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Batting great and National Cricket Academy chairman VVS Laxman will be the head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team, while ex-India allrounder Hrishikesh Kanitkar will be the interim head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team for the Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou i from Sep 23 to Oct 8.
Laxman is currently overseeing a high-performance camp of India’s emerging players at Alur near Bangalore.
Apart from Laxman, the support staff of the Indian men’s team for Asiad will include ex-India leg-spinner Sairaj Bahutule as the bowling coach, and Munish Bali as the fielding coach.
In the case of the Indian women’s team, the appointment of the new head coach and the support staff seems to have been deferred till the start of the new international home season in December.

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Kanitkar, who played 2 Tests and 34 ODIs, was in charge of the Indian women’s team for the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in February.
Apart from Kanitkar, Rajib Dutta (bowling coach) and Subhadeep Ghosh (fielding coach) will be the other members of the support staff for the women’s side.
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