Puducherry rope in Shaun Tait as bowling coach

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Sep 4, 11:52 AM

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Photo Credits: Twitter

The Cricket Association of Pondicherry has roped in former Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait as the bowling coach of the team. Tait will be joining the coaching staff that comprises head coach Dishant Yagnik and manager and strength and conditioning coach Kalpendra Jha. 

“Tait has expressed his willingness to join the Puducherry team later this month. However, if he gets a call from Afghanistan he may join them and stay with the team before rejoining Puducherry for his duties,” the CAP sources said.

The right-arm bowler has featured in three Tests, 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is at the highest level. In the three Tests that Tait played, he picked up five wickets while had 62 scalps to his name in the ODIs and 28 in T20Is respectively and has also played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League 2021. 

Puducherry team will be led by D Rohit in the upcoming domestic season where the side plays in the Elite category in the Ranji Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy tournaments.

Earlier, the BCCI announced that the domestic season 2021-22 will begin on September 21, 2021, with Women’s Under-19 One-Day and Vinoo Mankad Trophy (Men’s Under-19) from September 20 to October 19.

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will commence on October 27 while the Ranji Trophy begins on January 5.  

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