Former Mumbai Ranji Trophy-winning coach Sulakshan Kulkarni will be Punjab U-19 team`s head coach for the upcoming season. Ex-Mumbai stumper Kulkarni, 55, will be the second coach from the city to guide Punjab cricketers this season after ex-India and Mumbai pacer Aavishkar Salvi was appointed head coach of Punjab Ranji Trophy outfit.
“I am pleased to take up this assignment for the Punjab U-19 team. I am thankful to the Punjab Cricket Association for giving me the opportunity to serve [them]. I always enjoy my work be it with a senior or junior team. As long as I contribute to the game, I am happy.
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“PCA president Gulzar Chahal and [ex-India offie] Harbhajan Singh, who is involved in Punjab cricket, have vision and they want to see Punjab doing well in the next 10 years,” Kulkarni told mid-day.com on Saturday.
The Punjab U-19 team will begin their campaign with the Vinoo Mankad Trophy from October 7 at Cuttack.