Binny takes up Bengal coaching job

Binny takes up Bengal coaching job

The former Karnataka skipper, whose assignment with Asian Cricket Council came to an end this May, will assume charge in September. Apart from coaching the State side, Binny will also overlook their high performance programme and junior coaching programmes. Binny succeeds former Tamil Nadu paceman Bharat Arun.

“I am getting back to coaching after seven years. All these years I was into developing and spreading the game in associate countries. But this (coaching) is my strength and I am really looking forward to it,” said Binny.

The former all-rounder, who coached India to under-19 World Cup triumph in Sri Lanka in 2000, said: “After my job with the ACC was over I had put myself up in the market.

“The interviews had been going on and I finished my presentation before (CAB
President) Jagmohan Dalmiya and the panel on Friday. Bengal is a quality side and it will be a good challenge for me.”

Bengal made it to the Ranji Super League from the lower-rung Plate group last year.
Asked if he thought of taking up the job with Karnataka, who too are to appoint a coach after Vijay Bharadwaj’s resignation, Binny said he would have loved to but being a member of the KSCA Managing Committee he was unable to take up the job.

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