Cricket News: Personnel changes at India Premier League teams

    The Mumbai Indians have promoted Zaheer Khan as Global Head of Cricket Development, while Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed Head of Performance

    Mark Boucher to replace Mahela Jayawardene as Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher to replace Mahela Jayawardene as Mumbai Indians head coach

    The Mumbai Indians announced new global positions for Zaheer Khan and Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday as part of the franchise's efforts to develop a central team.

    MI has increased its global presence by acquiring teams in the UAE and South Africa T20 leagues.

    Jayawardene has been appointed as MI's Global Head of Performance and will provide senior leadership of the group's cricket operations worldwide, including overall strategic planning, the creation of an integrated global high-performance eco-system, and responsibility for each team's coaching and support structures, working closely with team head coaches to ensure synergies, a consistent brand of cricket, and the implementation of MI's best practices.

    Zaheer, on the other hand, has been appointed as the Global Head of Cricket Development, MI, and will be in charge of player development, expanding on MI's rigorous program around talent discovery and grooming and implementing it across geographies, which has been central to MI's philosophy and success. Each locale presents its own set of obstacles, and Zaheer's elevated position will be critical in assisting MI teams around the world.

    The Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, Akash Ambani, is sure that the duo would be able to recreate the success that Mumbai Indians have had in the Indian Premier League.

    Mark Boucher frontrunner to replace Mahela Jayawardene as Mumbai Indians head coach

    Mark Boucher, who was said to be joining the SA20 side MI Cape Town, is reportedly the favourite to replace Mahela Jayawardene as head coach of the Mumbai Indians. The announcement follows the hiring of former Australian opener Simon Katich as the head coach of MI Cape Town.

    Thank you for assisting me in realising my ambition: Dinesh Karthik sends heartfelt message to RCB after being called up for the T20 World Cup

    After being named to India's T20 World Cup squad, veteran wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik sent an emotional message to his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

    During his golden run for RCB in IPL 2022, Karthik stated that the T20 World Cup was his ultimate objective, which he eventually attained.

    During the IPL, Karthik told colleague Virat Kohli after a stunning performance of 66* off 34 against Delhi Capitals that his ultimate objective was to play for India and that he desperately wanted to win the World Cup for the Men in Blue.

    "My long-term goal is to play for my nation. I'm aware that the World Cup is just around the corner. I sincerely want to be a part of that World Cup and assist India to cross the finish line. India has not won a multi-nation competition in a long time. 

    I want to be the person who assists India in accomplishing this goal. For that, you must be aware of numerous factors, and you must strive to be the player that causes others to think," In April, Karthik stated.