Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Vijay Dahiya has been signed as Chief Talent scout by the Delhi Capitals for the upcoming 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
Dahiya, who has coached Delhi state team for a long stint, has replaced former Indian cricketer Praveen Amre, who decided to “move on” after five years at DC camp ahead of the IPL 2020.
Amre said, “We have parted on really amicable terms. I feel that my family needs my time as I have been on the road for the last eight years (three with Pune Warriors). I am happy that I have done my part as players like Shreyas (Iyer), Prithvi (Shaw) are now established stars.”
He further added, “When Shreyas and Prithvi came into the DC set up, they needed a bit of hand-holding and guidance which I believe I provided. Now they are matured enough and I don't think I need to be constantly around them.”
Meanwhile, the reports suggested that Dahiya was roped in by the Delhi Capitals for his in-depth and hands-on knowledge of domestic players, as his experience will be handy during the upcoming IPL Auction 2020 to be held on December 19 in Kolkata.
The 46-year-old right-hander was the assistant coach of the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders for long, working under Trevor Bayliss, he played a key role in KKR title triumphs in IPL 2012 and 2014.
Noteworthy, the Delhi cricketer played 2 Tests and 19 ODIs for his country in his career, while calling it quite from the domestic cricket in 2006/07 with 3532 runs and 1389 runs respectively in 84 first-class and 83 List-A matches.
(With PTI Inputs)