Jeshwant set to take charge of State team

Jeshwant set to take charge of State team

While the Karnataka State Cricket Association hasn’t made a formal announcement yet in this regard, it is left that the 46-year-old former all-rounder will step in to the shoes of Sanath Kumar, who last week quit as the State senior coach to take up a position with the Baroda Cricket Association.

Jeshwant was the State coach for two seasons in the early 2000s, when Karnataka had just made it back to the Super League (then Elite division) after having slipped to the Plate division when the two-tier system was first introduced at the end of the 2001-02 season.

The former left-hand batsman and left-arm spinner, who played 68 first-class matches between 1985 and 1996, will have a demanding legacy to live up to after Sanath took the team to the finals of the Ranji Trophy in 2009-10, and to the semifinals last season, when Karnataka were undermined on an under-prepared track, coincidentally in Vadodara!

The decision to pick Jeshwant was made at a managing committee meeting, it is learnt, and official word is expected from the KSCA soon.

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