Mumbai appoint former India stumper Sameer Dighe as coach for next season

Former Test stumper Sameer Dighe was on Friday named as the new coach of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team for next season.

"Sameer Dighe has been appointed as the Mumbai Ranji Team Coach for the season 2017-18", Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) said in a media release.

Dighe and another former Test cricketer Praveen Amre were in the running to take over the mantle from last season's coach, Chandrakant Pandit.

MCA's Cricket Improvement Committee, headed by chief selector Ajit Agarkar, met on Friday to pencil in the 48-year-old Dighe as its choice.

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