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Delhi Capitals appoint Pravin Amre as assistant coach for next two IPL seasons

Pravin Amre, who earlier served as the franchise's head talent scout, will join the existing coaching staff of Delhi Capitals.

By: Sports Desk | January 6, 2021 3:42:54 pm
Pravin Amre during a Delhi Capitals press conference. (IPL)

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals confirmed the appointment of Pravin Amre as the team’s assistant coach for the upcoming two seasons on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old Amre, who served as the franchise’s head talent scout between 2014-2019, will join the existing coaching staff of Delhi Capitals.

“I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for having me on board. With the team having reached its very first IPL final in 2020, this is certainly an exciting time to be back there. I look forward to working with Ricky again, and all the players,” said Amre.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Pravin Amre back to the Delhi Capitals side,” said CEO Dhiraj Malhotra, on the latest development. “Ours is a team with an Indian core, and that thought process applies to our coaching staff as well. Few coaches know the domestic cricket scene in India as thoroughly as Amre does.”

“He has been instrumental in getting the likes of Shreyas [Iyer], Rishabh [Pant] and Prithvi [Shaw] to our franchise, and his experience will once again be extremely valuable for us. We are delighted to have him on board.”

Amre, who played 11 Tests and 37 ODIs for India, has had a prolific run in domestic cricket as a player and coach. He coached Mumbai to three Ranji Trophy titles, and has also worked as a personal coach with several India internationals.

Delhi Capitals had reached the finals of IPL 2020, but the Shreyas Iyer-led side failed to beat Mumbai Indians in the summit clash in Dubai.

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