Sunil Joshi to take over as Hyderabad coach

Sunil Joshi said he wants to help Hyderabad evolve as a better team and qualify for the Elite division next season Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bengaluru: Oct 3, 2011

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi is set to take over as the Hyderabad’s coach for the upcoming Ranji season.

“I have been in talks with the Hyderabad Cricket Association for a while and they offered me the coach’s position. It fits in well with my career and I am ready for this transition.

“I am qualified and have done my Level II and III courses at the National Cricket Academy and have also gained the Level II certificate from the England and Wales Cricket Board.

“Hyderabad is now in the Plate Division and I hope to help the team improve its performance and qualify for the Elite section next year,” Joshi said.

The veteran left-arm spinner has been an integral part of Karnataka cricket from the 1992-93 season and has reaped 615 first-class wickets.

The 41-year old would like to contribute to Karnataka cricket in the future.

“I would love to nurture spinners at the State academy and also help Karnataka in whatever role that is possible.

“With the experience I have gained over the years, I can try and make a difference,” Joshi said.

For now, he is entirely focused on helping Hyderabad evolve as a better team.(PTI)