Beginning with Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, on Friday Mumbai Indians confirmed the appointment of former South Africa wicketkeeper-batter Mark Boucher as their new head coach.
Earlier in the week, Cricket South Africa (CSA) had confirmed that Boucher would step down because the head coach of the comfort station senior team when the approaching T20 World Cup slated to be compete in October-November in Australia.
Boucher has had a protracted and illustrious career as a cricketer, batter and holds the record for the foremost take a look at dismissals by a cricketer.
Post-retirement he took over as coach for Titans, a superior cricket franchise in South Africa, and set off them to 5 domestic titles.
In 2019, Cricket South Africa appointed Mark Boucher because the head coach, wherever he crafted eleven take a look at wins, twelve in ODIs and twenty three T20I victories.
“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed as Head Coach of MI. Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly put them up there as one of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport. I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit,” Boucher stated in an official media release, issued by Mumbai Indians.
Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Mark Boucher to Mumbai Indians. With his proven expertise on the field and off it as a coach guiding his team to numerous victories, Mark will add immense value to MI and take forward its legacy.”
Earlier in the week, former Mumbai Indians head coach Mahela Jayawardene was appointed world Head of Performance by the franchise.
Zaheer Khan, UN agency was the Director of Cricket Operations, has conjointly been given a brand new role.