Mumbai Indians annouce Ricky Ponting as Head Coach




Mumbai Indians today announced the appointment of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting as its head coach ahead of the IPL 8.

Mumbai Indians annouce Ricky Ponting as Head Coach

Mumbai Indians annouce Ricky Ponting as Head Coach

Ricky Ponting is the most successful captain and is one of the most celebrated cricketers in cricketing history.  Ricky Ponting was associated with Mumbai Indians as a captain & player in IPL 6. He continues his association in an enlarged role from the upcoming season.

John Wright, who was the team’s coach for season 6 & 7 is now tasked with evaluating and establishing a youth development organisation and will be working closely with the MI management on talent scouting for the team.

Meanwhile, Anil Kumble is elevated to the Owners Group and shall oversee the implementation of the Vision for Reliance Sports that currently has interests across multiple sports including Football, Basketball and Cricket.

Anil Kumble said “we are delighted to have Ricky back with us and look forward to his contribution based on his experience and expertise. John Wright will continue his association with MI and will look after talent scouting and youth development, which is one of the areas that we would like to build a stronger base in years to come”.

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