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Ricky Ponting appointed Mumbai Indians' head coach

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Published Dec 11, 2014, 2:25 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 7:46 am IST
The Australian previously captained the IPL side in a short spell with the team in 2013
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians, the Indian Premier League side, announced on Wednesday. Photo: PTI/ File
 Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians, the Indian Premier League side, announced on Wednesday. Photo: PTI/ File

London: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old, who retired from international cricket in 2012, previously captained Mumbai in a short spell with the team in 2013 and takes over from John Wright ahead of the new season, which starts in April next year.

 

"We are delighted to have Ricky back with us and look forward to his contribution based on his experience and expertise," former India spin bowler Anil Kumble, who is part of the Mumbai Owners Group, said in a statement on the club's website.

Ponting, one of international cricket's most successful captains with 48 victories in 77 tests, worked as an advisor to Mumbai as they finished fourth last season but this will be his first head coaching role.

 

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