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Azharuddin calls for more Indian coaches in IPL
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Azharuddin calls for more Indian coaches in IPL

The trend of picking foreign coaches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is on the rise as former spinner Anil Kumble would be the only local coach in the next season of the 20-over tournament. Ever since John Wright made an impact with the national team, the dynamics of Indian cricket changed dramatically as far as overseas coaches are concerned.

However, the former captain Mohammad Azharuddin doesn’t sit satisfied with all this as he wants the IPL franchises to prefer local coaches. The 56-year old has no issues with the foreign coaches but wants to see the promotion of Indian mentors. He added that this way, the quality of local coaching would be improved, which could ultimately aid the Indian cricket.

“It is no secret that picking a coach is franchise’s prerogative. I respect that, but our former cricketers need to be benefited from our league. I have no problem with the foreign coaches, but it is high time to promote local coaches as well,” said the veteran of 99 Tests and 334 ODIs.