Indian, Pakistan & Sri Lankan legends sign up for UAE T20x coaching positions
Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Venkatesh Prasad, Javed Miandad, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Misbah ul Haq, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas and TM Dilshan look to add more sub-continent class to the inaugural UAE T20x franchise league
UAE T20x today reveals a super-roster of legendary coaches from the subcontinent who have put themselves into the mix for coaching roles at this year’s tournament. The coach and mentor pool, which is now 170 strong, consists of accomplished career coaches and ex-players from 16 different countries.
Indian fans will be delighted to know that cricketing heroes such as Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman will look to act as mentors to younger players in the tournament whilst Venkatesh Prasad, Robin Singh, Sanjay Bangar, Sriram Krishnamurthy and AR Srikkanth are keen to take on coaching roles. These names sit alongside Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Misbah ul Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Inzimam ul Haq, Amir Sohail, Moin Khan, Saeed Ajmal and Mushtaq Ahmed who seek to pursue coaching roles, whilst Javed Miandad hopes to serve as a mentor. These names indeed are admired across the sub-continent.
Sri Lankan cricketing veteran Chaminda Vaas has also signed up to coach a UAE T20x franchise this December. Moreover, the spin-king, Muttiah Muralitharan and batting maestro TM Dilshan are expected to act as coaches in the league. These coaches and mentors will be picked by franchise owners during the draft, which is scheduled to take place early in November.
Salman Sarwar Butt, CEO of UAE T20x said: “We are extremely excited to see an ongoing flow of experienced coaches contacting us to be a part of the league. This is a clear demonstration of our commitment to attracting the biggest names in cricket to the UAE to provide emerging talent with world class coaching that will help improve the standard of our players and translate into electrifying on-field performances for the fans.”
This announcement of eminent coaches and mentors from the subcontinent comes after Shahid Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara were announced as the league’s final icon players to sign up to UAE T20x.
UAE T20x will run from 19th December – 11th January in Dubai and Sharjah.
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