Mumbai Indians rope in mark Boucher as head coach
Mark Boucher, a former wicketkeeper and batter for South Africa, has been hired by the Mumbai Indians, the most successful side in the Indian Premier League, to serve as their head coach beginning in the 2023 season. Boucher has just made the decision to step down from his position as head coach of the South African men’s side following the Twenty20 World Cup 2022, which would take place in Australia the following month.
Mark Boucher was given the responsibility by Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayewardene, a former captain of Sri Lanka who has served as the head coach of Mumbai Indians since 2017, hands over the reins to Boucher. Under his leadership, Mumbai Indians triumphed in three different tournaments. As a result of the franchise’s expansion into new markets and the acquisition of teams in the South African Twenty20 and the Indian Twenty20 competitions, Jayewardene has been given a promotion to the position of Global Head of Performance.
Statement on Mark Boucher by Mumbai Indians officials
In a statement released on Friday, the five-time defending champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Mumbai Indians, said that Mark Boucher has had a long and successful career as a wicket-keeper as well as a batsman, and he currently holds the record for the most dismissals made by a wicket-keeper in a test match. After he retired from playing cricket, he became the coach of Titans, a premier cricket team in South Africa, and guided them to five domestic titles during his tenure.
Mark Boucher was named the head coach of Cricket South Africa in 2019, and during his tenure there, the team won 11 tests, 12 one-day internationals, and 23 Twenty20 Internationals.
Akash Ambani expresses joy over Mark Boucher’s new role
Akash Ambani stated that it is a pleasure to have Mark Boucher join the Mumbai Indians, and they hope he enjoys his time here.
Mark Boucher will bring significant value to Michigan International and carry on the legacy of the company thanks to his shown expertise both on and off the field as a coach who has led his team to countless triumphs, said Akash.
Mukesh Ambani is now the Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm.
Mark Boucher’s words on his new responsibility
Mark Boucher stated that to be given the opportunity to serve as the Head Coach of MI is both an honor and a privilege. Because of their long history and an extensive list of accomplishments as a franchise, it is unmistakable that they rank among the most successful sporting franchises in all of the world sports. He appreciates the necessity for results, and I am looking forward to taking on the challenge.
It is a powerful unit that possesses excellent leadership and players. He is looking forward to contributing something of value to this active unit, stated Boucher.
The upcoming matches for the Proteas
The Proteas are now ranked second in the ICC World Test Championship rankings under the direction of Boucher.
Before traveling to the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, where South Africa will be grouped together with Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, his final series as captain will be a white-ball tour of India, which will take place between September 28 and October 11. The event will take place between the 16th of October and the 13th of November.
Mahela Jayawardene to be given new responsibilities
Recently, it was revealed by Mumbai Indians that head Coach Mahela Jayewardene and director of cricket operations Zaheer Khan will be given new responsibilities as part of the franchise’s central team for the expansion of its worldwide cricket presence.
It was announced that Jayawardene, a former captain of Sri Lanka who took over as head coach of the club in 2017 and led MI to three victories in the Indian Premier League, will now serve in the role of Global Head of Performance. Zaheer, a former left-arm pacer for India who first joined the organization in 2018 as Director of Cricket Operations, has been promoted to the position of Global Head of Cricket Development.