Ranji Trophy: Sunil Joshi appointed Uttar Pradesh coach

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed coach of the Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy team for a one-year term.

Sunil Joshi has been roped in by Uttar Pradesh for a one-year term.   -  K. Ramesh Babu

Former India spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed coach of the Uttar Pradesh Ranji Trophy team for a one-year term, the UPCA has announced.

The former left-arm spinner from Karnataka will join the training camp on September 20.

The Karnataka stalwart, who was Bangladesh’s spin consultant till the World Cup, had applied for the Indian team’s bowling coach job but was not shortlisted.

“We have appointed Sunil Joshi as coach of our team for one year. He will join the camp before the Vijay Hazare Trophy,” Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) Secretary Yudhvir Singh told PTI.

Mansur Ali Khan had coached the side in the last season. The UPCA is yet to decide on the captaincy. UP had won its maiden and only Ranji Trophy title in 2005-06 and have been runners-up five times.