Sameer Dighe steps down as Mumbai's coach citing personal reasons

Sameer Dighe was elected Mumbai's coach for 2017-18 season.

Sameer Dighe has step down from his post | Source AFP

Former Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Sameer Dighe has stepped down from his post of Mumbai's coach. Sameer has told Mumbai Cricket Association that he won't be continuing his role of responsibilities for the Mumbai's Ranji team. Dighe said due to "personal reasons" he had to take this decision before a new domestic season. 

“He (Dighe) had informed us that he won’t be able to continue as Mumbai coach for the coming season. He told us that he has personal reasons, he told us that he has to take care of his family and travelling will be difficult now. The MCA Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) will take the decision on who will be the next coach soon,” MCA jt-secretary Dr Unmesh Khanvilkar told The Indian Express.

The head of CIC, Ajit Agarkar will conduct one meeting soon to discuss who will be replacing Sameer Dighe and talking about the chances to invite applications for the post. Earlier Sameer had replaced Chandrakant Pandit as the Mumbai's coach. Under his leadership, Mumbai were only able to reach quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy. Former Indian batsman was pipped by him, last year for the job. He was elected by CIC for a period of one-year.  Mumbai Cricket Association will soon be declaring their new candidates soon.

By Kunal Kataria - 08 Jun, 2018

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