Biju George has been appointed as the Fielding coach of the India Under-19 team by the BCCI for the Asia Cup to be held in Dubai from December 28.
Biju has been working as coach with Sports Authority of India (SAI) and has level III certification in coaching from the National Cricket Academy of the BCCI, Kerala Cricket Association said.
Thiruvananthapuram's Biju coaches at Medical College ground and his trainees include Sanju Samson, Raiphi Vincent Gomez and Rohan Prem.
He is the first person from Kerala to be appointed as India coach for any age-group.
Biju has coached the Under 19 and Under 25 Kerala teams since 1991.