Wasim Jaffer resigns as Odisha senior cricket team coach

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has resigned as Odisha’s Ranji team head coach. Jaffer, who was previously appointed as the head coach of the senior cricket team, has resigned from the post due to a coaching assignment from Bangladesh Cricket Board for their U-19 team.

The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) management had several sounds of discussion to retain him. However, his resignation has been accepted by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). 

Jaffer has been appointed as the chief coach of Odisha senior cricket team on July 14, 2021.  The OCA’s Cricket Advisory Committee had appointed Wasim Jaffer as the Chief Coach of Odisha Cricket Association for the Season 2021-22 & 2022-23.

The CAC has also recommended R Srikanth (BCCI level-3 certified coach), currently working as technical director of Odisha Cricket Academy, will be the lead coach of the Odisha Senior Men’s team for Season 2022-23.  

Srikanth, was a former Ranji Trophy player of Odisha. He has been actively involved in educating the aspiring level-1 and 2 coaches of Odisha for NCA programs.