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UAE selects former Indian cricket World Cup champion as head coach for men's team

  • Posted on February 21, 2024
  • Sports

The UAE Cricket Board appoints Lalchand Rajput, a former Indian cricketer and successful coach, as the head coach of the national team. Rajput, known for his coaching stints with India and other international teams, is set to lead UAE's cricket endeavors, aiming for sustained success.

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UAE has made a strategic move in cricket management, appointing Lalchand Rajput, the seasoned coach with a notable background, to helm the national team. Rajput, famed for his coaching exploits across the globe, especially in India, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe, brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

Rajput's appointment comes ahead of a crucial phase for UAE cricket, coinciding with the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 ODI tri-series involving Scotland, Canada, and the host nation. This move signifies UAE's ambition to elevate its cricketing standards and compete at the highest level.

Having been part of India's victorious 2007 ICC World Twenty20 campaign and contributing significantly to Afghanistan's rise to Test status, Rajput emerges as a pivotal figure in UAE's cricketing roadmap. His track record exemplifies success in nurturing talent and fostering a winning mentality.

Expressing gratitude for the opportunity, Rajput acknowledges UAE's emergence as a formidable Associate Member in recent years. He highlights the talent within the current squad and aims to refine their skills further, fostering a culture of consistency and excellence.

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Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, lauds Rajput's appointment, citing his stellar coaching credentials. He expresses confidence in Rajput's ability to steer UAE cricket to greater heights, while also acknowledging the interim contributions of Mudassar Nazar, who will resume his role in nurturing young talents.

With Rajput at the helm, UAE cricket anticipates a transformative phase, marked by strategic planning, meticulous preparation, and a relentless pursuit of success on the international stage. As the tri-series beckons, UAE supporters await eagerly, hoping for a new era of cricketing glory under Rajput's tutelage.

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