MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians on Sunday named England’s Charlotte Edwards as chief coach of its Ladies’s Premier League staff forward of the inaugural match to be held in India in March.
The 44-year-old former England captain has coached cricket groups in Australia and her personal nation for the final 5 years. The Mumbai Indians, owned by tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries, are essentially the most profitable franchise within the males’s Indian Premier League with 5 trophies. Final month, India’s cricket board auctioned off 5 girls’s WPL groups for $572.5 million.
The franchise additionally introduced Jhulan Goswami because the staff’s mentor and bowling coach alongside all-rounder Devika Palshikaar as batting coach and Trupti Chandgadkar Bhattacharya as staff supervisor.
Goswami topped the ICC Ladies’s ODI bowling rankings in 2016 and in addition holds the data for the best variety of wickets (350) in girls’s ODI historical past and essentially the most wickets in girls’s World Cups.
Palshikaar has coached groups in India and Bangladesh and gained the Asia Cup with the latter in 2018. Bhattacharya is a former supervisor of the Indian girls’s cricket staff.
“It’s fantastic to see increasingly girls in sport, excelling not simply as gamers, but in addition as coaches, directors, and assist workers,” Nita Ambani, a director at Reliance and Mukesh’s partner, stated in an announcement.
“That is an thrilling time for ladies’s sport in India,” she stated.