BCCI appoint Vijay Yadav as India A fielding coach

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BCCI appoint Vijay Yadav as India A fielding coach

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The BCCI has confirmed that former Indian wicket-keeper Vijay Yadav will take the role of the fielding coach of the India A team. He also accepted that he will join the team only a few days after they reach South Africa because of some pending paperwork.

The BCCI has appointed 50-year-old Yadav as the fielding coach of the India team for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The former wicketkeeper-batsman also confirmed his appointment.

"Yes, it's just couple of hours back that I was told about my appointment as the fielding coach of the India A team. The squad is leaving day after tomorrow (July 22nd) but I may have to join a couple of days late. I am now rushing to Mumbai and my paperwork and visa formalities will be completed there," Yadav said as reported by PTI.

Yadav played 89 first-class matches and scored 3988 runs at an average of 36.25. He also took 237 catches and affected 46 stumpings. His significant performances on the domestic front helped him to make his entry into the Indian team in the early 90s. Yadav has the experience of 1 Test and 19 ODI matches where he scored 30 and 118 respectively.

Earlier, it was decided that the women’s team fielding coach Biju George will handle this responsibility in South Africa tour. But BCCI decided to give separate contracts to the support staff of each and every national team. It is learnt that all the support staff of the women’s team along with George and chief coach Tushar Arothe will be getting an extension.

"Earlier, it was decided that Biju George will go but after deliberations, Vijay Yadav's name was recommended. Being a wicketkeeper, he could also help out the likes of Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan," a BCCI official told PTI. 

India will go to South Africa for an ODI tri-series and a two four-day match series, where Manish Pandey will lead the one-day team and Karun Nair will be captain for the four-day games.

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