Rashmi Ranjan Parida appointed head coach of Odisha cricket team


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) on Saturday appointed Rashmi Ranjan Parida as the head coach of the state cricket team for 2018-19 Ranji season.

The move of the OCA came a day after Debashish Mohanty was appointment as a selection committee member of India under-19.

The OCA also appointed former Railways’ off-spinner Kulamani Parida as the selector of the senior Odisha team.

Rashmi, who previously held the position of Odisha batting coach, was so far working as a selector in the state senior selection committee.

Rashmi, who made his debut in 1994-95, has also played 139 first-class matches for Assam, Rajasthan, Vidarbha and Himachal Pradesh between 2008 and 2015.

The right-hand batsman had played an instrumental role in back-to-back Ranji Trophy triumph for Rajasthan.