Amol Muzumdar has been appointed coach of the Mumbai team for the 2021-22 domestic season. The Mumbai Cricket Association said that the selection was made on the recommendation of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) consisting of Jatin Paranjpe (chairman), Nilesh Kulkarni and Vinod Kambli.
The 46-year-old Muzumdar’s candidature was finalised after the CIC interviewed nine candidates — Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Wasim Jaffer, Sairaj Bahutule, Sulakshan Kulkarni, Pradeep Sunderram, Nandan Phadnis, Umesh Patwal and Vinod Raghvan besides Muzumdar.
A former Mumbai captain, Muzumdar played 171 first class games and scored over 11,000 runs in a career spanning close to 20 years between 1993 and 2013. He has been a coach of the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I am extremely excited about the new role. It is both excitement as well as gratitude,” Muzumdar told Cricbuzz. “I would like to thank everyone, especially the CIC and the office bearers of the MCA, who have shown faith in me. I can’t wait to get into the Mumbai colours again. Really looking forward to it.
“It is an amazing bunch the team. There are about seven India players in that side and my duty will be to nourish the youngsters to make sure they come in well when the India players go for the national duty. It will be responsibility to look after the India players as well. Getting them all together will be duty.”
Muzumdar replaces Ramesh Powar, who was recently appointed coach of the national women’s team.