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Mumbai Indians Appoint Mark Boucher As New Head Coach

Mark Boucher will take over the role from Mahela Jayawardene who has been promoted as the global head of performance.

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Mumbai: Mumbai Indians have appointed former South Africa wicket-keeper Mark Boucher as head coach. Mark Boucher has had a long and illustrious career as a wicketkeeper-batsman and holds the record for the most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper.

Post-retirement he took over as coach for Titans, a top-level cricket franchise in South Africa, and led them to five domestic titles. In 2019, Cricket South Africa appointed Mark Boucher as the head coach where he crafted 11 Test wins, 12 in ODIs and 23 T20I victories.

Boucher will take over the responsibilities from Mahela Jayawardene, who has been promoted as the global head of performance. Zaheer Khan has been elevated to the global head of cricket development. These two players will be involved with all the three teams the teams the franchise owns. Along with MI, the franchise owns teams in South Africa T20 League and UAE T20 League.

Mr. Akash. M. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said “It’s a pleasure to welcome Mark Boucher to Mumbai Indians. With his proven expertise on the field and off it as a coach guiding his team to numerous victories, Mark will add immense value to MI and take forward its legacy.”

Mr. Mark Boucher, Head Coach, Mumbai Indians said, “It is an honor and privilege to be appointed as Head Coach of MI. Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly put them up there as one of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport. I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit.”

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