Mumbai Indians elevate Zaheer Khan and Mahela Jayawardene to new central roles | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday elevated former players Mahela Jayawardene and Zaheer Khan to new roles of Global Head of Performance and Global Head of Cricket Development respectively.
The appointments were part of MI’s central expansion plan.
According to a statement from MI, Jayawardene will provide senior leadership for the group’s cricket operations worldwide, including overall strategic planning, building an integrated global high-performance ecosystem, as well as being responsible for coaching structures. and support from each team.

He will work closely with the team’s head coaches to ensure synergies, a consistent brand of cricket and the implementation of best practices established by the franchise.
Zaheer, on the other hand, will be responsible for player development, building MI’s strong program around identifying and preparing talent and adopting the same across all geographies, which has been central to the philosophy and success of the franchise. Each geography presents its unique set of challenges and Zaheer’s elevated role will play an important role in helping MI teams around the world.
“It is an absolute honor for me to lead the global cricket operations of MI. The leadership and guidance of Ms. Ambani and Akash has made MI the most beloved global cricket franchise and I am very pleased to see MI to expand globally. I look forward to this new responsibility of building a strong and cohesive global cricket brand,” said Jayawardene.

“I am honored to take on this new role and thank Ms. Nita Ambani and Akash for their confidence in me. MI has been home to me as a player and as part of the coaching staff, and now that we We are embarking on a new journey. I plan to work closely with all stakeholders in the global network to discover new potentials who can join the family,” added Zaheer.
Jayawardene served as the head coach of MI, while Zaheer was the director of cricket operations.

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