Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was today named consultant of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) academy while former India seamer Manoj Prabhakar will be in charge of the state's Ranji Trophy team.
Streak till recently was the Bangladesh national team's bowling coach and also worked as bowling coach with IPL team Gujarat Lions.
Prabhakar recently worked with Afghanistan during the World T20 as a consultant. He earlier coached Delhi's Ranji team during the 2010-11 season.
The decisions were taken during the working committee meeting of UPCA, held at Mussoorie in the presence of secretary and director Rajiv Shukla.
"Heath Streak was a fantastic bowler and well-known international captain in his playing days. It will be a great opportunity for the young UP cricketers to get guidance from him. He will be coming to our academy periodically to work with academy trainees. He will draw a blueprint for the academy, a road map that would be followed by full-time coaches," UPCA boss Rajiv Shukla told PTI today.
Former UP captain and coach Rizwan Shamshad will now be the selection committee chairman.
UPCA has also named Arvind Kapoor as the chairman of junior selection committee while Nitu Dwivedi will head the senior selection committee for women.
Similarly, the Under-19, Under-16 and Under-14 teams' coaches and managers were also changed.