India domestic news July 4, 2012

VB Chandrasekhar appointed Tamil Nadu coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former India opener VB Chandrasekhar has been appointed head coach of Tamil Nadu, following the resignation of their batting coach Abdul Jabbar. It will be Chandrasekhar's first coaching stint with a state side.

"For five years, I have donned the role of a commentator. To actually chalk out strategy and execute it will be a new challenge altogether. I am looking forward to it," Chandrasekhar told the Hindu.

Chandrasekhar, 50, played most of his cricket with Tamil Nadu and scored 4999 runs from 81 first-class matches. He had been one of the team's key players in their Ranji Trophy triumph in 1987-88, with over 500 runs in the season. One of the highlights of his career came the following season in the Irani Trophy, when he scored a 100 off 56 balls, then the fastest hundred in first-class cricket by an Indian. He captained Tamil Nadu for a few years, before joining Goa as a professional.

Chandrasekhar has also served on the national and state selection panels.