Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene has stepped down because the Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach to take up a broader position because the franchise’s international head of efficiency. Jayawardene, in his new place, will administer the teaching and scouting in any respect the three groups the franchise house owners Reliance Industries now have – MI within the IPL, MI Emirates within the ILT20, and MI Cape City within the SA20.
Additional, former India pacer Zaheer Khan, who has served MI because the director of cricket operations, will now be the worldwide head of cricket growth for the three groups. This additionally signifies that Rohit Sharma-led MI and the opposite two franchises, MI Emirates and MI Cape City, will get new head coaches.
“I’m joyful to have Mahela and Zak as a part of our international core workforce. Each have been an integral a part of the MI household and embody the spirit of the cricket MI stands for. I’m assured that they’d be capable of guarantee the identical move via all our groups globally and make a distinction within the cricketing ecosystems throughout the globe,” mentioned Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm, in a press release.
Notably, Jayawardene and Zaheer have labored intently because the Mumbaikar joined the assist workers at MI in 2018, and MI’s win-loss ratio of 1.289 has been the most effective among the many authentic eight IPL groups. Nonetheless, Mumbai have struggled previously two seasons and completed final within the ten-team occasion in 2022.
Total, within the cash-rich league, Jayawardene has been the second-most profitable coach after Stephen Fleming, who has been with Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) since 2009. The Jayawardene-Rohit mixture has made three IPL playoffs in six seasons and gained the title every time, and they’re the one workforce with 5 IPL titles.
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