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Wasim Jaffer appointed the Coach of Odisha Cricket Team

Bhubaneswar: Former Indian batsman and batting coach of Kings XI Punjab, Wasim Jaffer has been appointed as the coach of Odisha cricket team till 2023.

The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) informed on Wednesday that Jaffer will take charge as the coach in the last week of July, 2021.

“Wasim Jaffer is one of the legends of Indian cricket who hails from Mumbai and holds a very impressive playing & coaching profile. He has played for Mumbai and Vidarbha Cricket Association in the BCCI Domestic Cricket tournaments,” the Odisha Cricket Association said in a statement.

Former right-handed opening batsman and occasional right arm off-break bowler, he holds the record of the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy tournament. He is the first batsman to score 11,000 runs in Ranji Trophy cricket.

Jaffer was roped in by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the batting coach in 2019. In March 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He was announced as the head coach of Uttarakhand in June 2020, however he stepped down in February 2021.

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