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Ex-Oman cricket coach in fray for  India’s fielding job

Ex-Oman cricket coach in fray for India’s fielding job

Sharma, who has had a extended innings in Oman, initial as a player in the best-flight league and then as a coach of national teams, is up against some of the very best names, which contain South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes, present fielding coach R Sridhar and former fielding coach Abhay Sharma.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Indian cricket board only final week retained Ravi Shastri as the team coach. However, the selection on the help employees – batting, bowling and fielding coaches – to help Shastri is anticipated to be produced on Thursday by MSK Prasad-led choice committee.

In his exclusive remarks to Muscat Daily
from India, Sharma, who was coach of Oman team from 2009-14, mentioned, “I am in Mumbai to attend the interview on Tuesday.”

The 47 year old Sharma, who coached the Oman senior, age-group and women’s national teams, more than a decade and half, also represented the sultanate side as a player in the course of his keep among 1996 and 2014.

A Level III coach, Sharma is presently functioning as a sports director at a international college in India. Sharma’s coaching profession has noticed him function closely with Indian stars like Suresh Raina, Anureet Singh, Unmukt Chand and Pawan Negi apart from getting fielding coach of an Indian state Ranji squad.

Sharma coached Oman to the World Cup qualifier round in Bermuda in April 2013 and also guided Team Red in the ACC T20 Champions Trophy in Nepal a handful of months earlier.

In 2012, the allrounder led Oman in the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers in the UAE and in the ACC T20 tournament in Nepal. He also had effective stints with Oman U16 and U19 teams apart from guiding the women’s national team.

Sharma also played for the national team in Oman among 2002 and 2005 such as the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Ireland in 2005. His final coaching highlight was functioning as chief mentor and coach of Halar Heroes in the Saurashtra Premier League earlier this year.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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