Sunil Joshi appointed Uttar Pradesh coach for one year
Sunil Joshi (AFP Photo)

Former India international Sunil Joshi has been appointed as coach of the Uttar Pradesh Ranji team for a one-year term, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has announced.

The former left-arm spinner from Karnataka will join the training camp on September 20.

The Karnataka stalwart, who was Bangladesh’s spin consultant till the World Cup, had applied for the Indian team’s bowling coach job but was not shortlisted. Joshi played 15 Tests and took 41 wickets while in 69 ODIs, he had 69 wickets.

During his first-class career, he took 615 wickets and scored 5129 runs. In 163 List A matches, he took 192 wickets and scored 1729 runs. He also played 15 T20s, taking 13 wickets in them.

“We have appointed Sunl Joshi as coach of our team for one year. He will join the camp before the Vijay Hazare trophy,” Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) Secretary Yudhvir Singh told PTI-Bhasha.

Mansur Ali Khan had coached the side in the last season. The UPCA has not yet decided on captaincy.

UP had won their maiden and only Ranji title in 2005-06 and have been runners-up five times.