India news September 13, 2014

Dahiya back as Delhi Ranji coach


Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Vijay Dahiya has been reinstated as the chief coach of the Delhi Ranji Trophy side while former Test batsman Yashpal Sharma will head the selection panel, according to a list released by the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA).

Dahiya had coached Delhi in the 2012-13 season before DDCA decided against renewing his contract as assistant coach Sanjeev Sharma was elevated to top post. However, Delhi failed to clear the group stage last season under Sanjeev.

Sanjeev is in line to become one of the domestic match referees.

Gursharan Singh will be the chairman of selectors for the Under-23 side, which will be coached by Ajay Verma while another former Delhi skipper, Bantoo Singh, will head the U-19 selection panel and Raju Sharma has been appointed chief coach.

Anil Jain and Kamal Talwar will be the chairman of the U-16 and U-14 teams. Shikhar Dhawan's childhood coach Madan Sharma will be in charge of U-16 side while U-14 team will be under S M Khan's tutelege.