Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has pointed out that the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises should hire more local coaches. He believes the priority should be given to State-level Indian coaches because they are far more experienced than overseas coaches and equally good.
Interestingly, only Kings XI Punjab has an Indian as head coach i.e, Anil Kumble while other franchises have foreign coaches at the top level. Kumble, in the recent interaction, also highlighted the same and said that ‘it’s a bit of an irony’ that even though the quality of coaches is present in India only he is the one from home to be the head coach.
Dilip Vengsarkar also said that local coaches have more experience because they are well acquainted with home talent.
“I believe more Indian coaches should coach the IPL teams simply because they have the experience; they have also been coaching the states exceedingly well,” Vengsarkar told Gulf News.
Indian coaches will do exceedingly well: Dilip Vengsarkar
The former cricketer also opined that foreign league’s don’t hire coaches from India so why the cash-rich league should recruit overseas coaches. He is confident that the IPL franchise would find more talented coaches at home. Dilip Vengsarkar believes it’s time to give opportunities to them.
“Besides, how many Indian coaches are coaching teams in other countries’ league like Australia’s Big Bash, etc.? We find none. So why should we hire foreign coaches? I feel our coaches are equally good and some of them are even better.
“It’s time we give more opportunity to Indian coaches, I am sure they will do exceedingly well. Hopefully, IPL teams will have more Indian coaches than foreign coaches,”Dilip Vengsarkar concluded.
Meanwhile, IPL 2020 is slated to begin from 19th September with the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.