Bengal appoints Devang Gandhi as U-19 coach

Former India international Gandhi recently did a fast-track hybrid level-II coaching course at the National Cricket Academy.

Devang Gandhi (extreme left) with MSK Prasad and Anil Kumble during his tenure as national selector.   -  FILE PHOTO/PTI

Former India international and erstwhile national selector Devang Gandhi has been appointed the U-19 coach of Bengal.

"This is the second homecoming for me. It is an exciting prospect working with the young boys. It's a new challenge to find, develop and nurture the fresh talents. Looking forward to the assignment," said Gandhi, who recently did a fast-track hybrid level-II coaching course at the National Cricket Academy.

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"Devang Gandhi has been an opener in international cricket. He was a dashing cricketer for Bengal. We have got him as the U-19 coach. This will help the young cricketers develop a mindset to play cricket in a positive way," CAB secretary Snehasish Ganguly said.

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The U-19 Bengal trials begin on Wednesday.

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