CHANDIGARH: Ahead of the domestic cricket season starting later this year, the Punjab Cricket Association has on Sunday appointed former Maharashtra captain Surendra Bhave as head coach of the senior men’s team, besides entrusting the responsibilities of the senior and Under-23 women’s teams to Madhu Kapoor.
The senior men’s team will also have the services of former Punjab medium pacer Gagandeep Singh of Ludhiana as bowling coach, and Sandeep Sawal as fielding coach. Niraj Karam Chandani and Jatinder Billa have been named physio and trainer, respectively.
For the men’s U-23 side, Sunil Saggi will don the dual caps of being the head coach as well as the bowling coach, with Ankur Kakkar looking after the batsmen’s techniques. Harminder Singh Pannu will take care of the fielding, while Ram Babu Shaw and Sanjeev Chowdhury have been given the roles of physio and trainer, respectively.
For the men’s U-19 side, Vineet Kumar Sharma will double up as the head and bowling coach, while Munish Sharma and Chandan Madaan will take care of the batting and fielding. Manish Kumar and Tejeshwar Dyal Singh have been named physio and trainer, respectively.
Ravneet Singh Ricky will be the head coach as well as batting coach of the U-16 boys’ team, Love Ablish and Harmeet Singh Bansal will be the bowling and fielding coaches, while Chirag Pandya and Yadwinder Singh were named physio and trainer, respectively.
For the women’s teams, Madhu Kapoor will head the senior and u-23 teams, with her assistant as Baljeet Kaur Johal. Lakhbir Singh will double up as the fielding coach and trainer, with Rakhi Darne as the physio.
The women’s under-19 team will have Saroj Sharma as the head coach and Ashutosh Sharma as the assistant coach. Gurpreet Kaur Attili and Vishakha Rathi have been named trainer and physio, respectively.