IPL giants Mumbai Indians unveil Ricky Ponting as head coach

first_imgFormer Australian captain Ricky Ponting replaces John Wright as the new head coach of MumbaiMumbai Indians Wednesdayannounced the appointment of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting astheir head coach ahead of the eighth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Ponting was earlier the captain of the team in IPL 6. Hereplaces former India coach John Wright who moved to a new role ofevaluating and establishing a youth development organisation and will be working closely with the management on talent scouting for the team.”We are delighted to have Ricky back with us and look forward to hiscontribution based on his experience and expertise,” former Indiacaptain, Anil Kumble, part of the Mumbai Indians think-tank said.”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”.last_img

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