Dinesh Mongia appointed as head coach of Arunachal cricket team
Guwahati: The Arunachal Cricket Association (ACA) has appointed former Indian cricketer Dinesh Mongia as the state’s head coach for the upcoming 2021-22 domestic season.
The 44-year-old Mongia retired from all forms of cricket in 2019 and he has also confirmed the development of being a head coach of Arunachal’s team.
Mngia was a part of India’s 2003 World Cup side that reached the final. He played for India in an ODI for the last time in 2007, before joining the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) and subsequently facing a ban by the BCCI.
Even though the ICL players were given amnesty by the BCCI later, Mongia did not play any international games since.
Reportedly, commenting on being a coach, he said that Arunachal and some northeast states do not have very good infrastructure right now, but he will get the players to the ground and get the results.
Mongia also visited Itanagar on last Saturday and witnessed the trials of the senior men’s team at the Academy for Cricket Excellence in Nyorch.