Former India batsman and domestic cricket stalwart Wasim Jaffer has been appointed the head coach of Odisha for the upcoming domestic season.

“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 on Wednesday.

According to the statement, Jaffer will be the head coach for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. The OCA officials confirmed that Jaffer’s interview was conducted by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) as per the procedure and subsequently, the CAC approved his appointment as the coach of the Odisha senior team.

The 43-year-old former right-handed opening batsman and occasional right arm off-break bowler holds the record of the highest run-scorer in Ranji…

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