Omkar Salvi, who has been the bowling coach of Mumbai senior team for 4 years, has been recommended by Mumbai players as the ideal choice for position of head coach. Mumbai Cricket Association invited top six Mumbai players to discuss future of Mumbai cricket, where players endorsed Salvi as coach.
The Mumbai players have recommended the name of Omkar Salvi for the position of head coach, which has been left vacant after former India stumper Sameer Dighe, who quit the job due to family reasons. The younger brother of former India and Mumbai pacer Avishkar Salvi, Omkar, has been a bowling coach with the Mumbai senior team for the past four seasons. His contract ended after the last season. Interestingly, Omkar has never played for Mumbai.
According to sources, Unmesh Khanvilkar, the secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), invited top six Mumbai players - skipper Aditya Tare, Suryakumar Yadav, Abhishek Nayar, Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur for a meeting to discuss the future of Mumbai cricket. It has been speculated that the idea of
"It was a laudable initiative by the MCA. We were asked for our views on possible options for the post of Mumbai coach, physio
"He would come earlier than everybody for
"If not him, then
"The final decision rests with the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC), but we're happy that we were asked too," said another player.
TIn another interesting development, MCA has now made yo-yo tests compulsory for the Under-23 and Ranji players.