Gujarat: Gujarat Lions, who made it to final four in their first year in the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year, named Mohammad Kaif as their assistant coach during the on Thursday.
Speaking on appointment, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies and Owner, Gujarat Lions said: "Kaif is a great resource for our team, who has valuable experience and in-depth knowledge of the sport.
"The experience that he carries of the game, made us realise that he needs to be given larger roles as it will prove beneficial in our efforts to develop the game. I am confident that our team will benefit immensely from his guidance and mentorship."
Kaif, who will accompany Australia's Brad Hodge, head coach of the team, said he is looking forward to the new role.
"I am looking forward to my new role as an Assistant Coach in the team. It will be a great opportunity to work with a dynamic owner like Keshav Bansal and with extremely talented players with likes of Suresh Raina, Ravinder Jadeja, (Dwayne) Bravo etc.," he said.