Amidst Reports Of Coaching Stint With Afghanistan, Mohammad Kaif Named As Chhattisgarh’s Captain
Amidst news of Mohammad Kaif being considered for Afghanistan coaching job, the Chhattisgarh Cricket Association announced the squad for the Ranji Trophy and named Kaif to lead the side.
Earlier, there were reports that he has been offered a stint by ACB to succeed Lalchand Rajput as the Head Coach of Afghanistan. But now this move shows that Kaif is keen to play for the state for another season. Also, this indicates that Kaif has delayed the contract as of now.
However, there can be a case when he might look for it again after the end of Ranji season.
He took over as the captain of Chhattisgarh side last year when it made debut in senior cricket and started off with a win against Tripura. In their second season, Chhattisgarh would be looking to make again their presence felt in the tournament.
Chhattisgarh team also includes of Pankaj Rao, who was recently called to the Duleep Trophy squad. Interestingly, the team also consists of Jatin Saxena, brother of Jalaj Saxena, who is a professional player for Kerala. Jatin played his last first-class game for Madhya Pradesh in the year 2013.
The Mohammad Kaif-led side will take on Goa in their first game of the season from October 6.
Squad: Mohammad Kaif, Pankaj Kumar Rao, Shubham Agarwal, Ashutosh Singh, Abhimanyu Chauhan, Sahil Gupta, Amandeep Khare, Shourabh Kharwar, Vishal Khushwah, Manoj Singh, Rishabh Tiwari, Sumit Ruikar, Jatin Saxena, Shahnawaz Hussain, Shubham Singh, Prateek
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