Monty Desai named UAE batting coach

Monty Desai, who had worked with IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions in the past, has been appointed as the batting coach of the United Arab Emirates national cricket team.

Monty Desai has also worked with the Nepal, Canada and Afghanistan national cricket teams.   -  B_JOTHI RAMALINGAM

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed Monty Desai as batting coach for the UAE men’s senior side. 

He will be working along with head coach, Dougie Brown. The ECB has made it clear that Desai’s role and primary focus will be to strengthen the UAE batting line-up.

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Zayed Abbas, Emirates Cricket Board member and spokesperson stated: “The importance of securing success in all three campaigns is of the highest priority, and it is imperative we provide quality resources to reach our goal. We welcome Monty to this role and look forward to seeing positive results from his influence and expertise.”  

In the past, Desai has worked with Nepal, Canada and Afghanistan teams. He has been an integral member of the coaching team for T20 IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions. Last season, he was also the head coach of Andhra team in the domestic Season.