India news August 3, 2012

Sidhu to chair Punjab's technical committee

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former India opening batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed the chairman of Punjab cricket association's technical and coaching committee. Sidhu's role will incorporate advising the association on technical issues connected to effective management of cricket in the state. Two former Punjab captains - Chaman Lal Malhotra and Vinod Sharma - have also been included in the committee.

Sidhu represented Punjab in first-class cricket in a career spanning 19 years. He scored 9571 first-class runs from 157 matches, including 3202 from 51 Tests for India. He also played 136 ODIs, starting with four consecutive half-centuries during the 1987 World Cup.