Mumbai’s Sulakshan Kulkarni is now Punjab U-19 coach | Cricket News

Mumbai: Punjab Cricket will have a full ‘Mumbai flavor’ in their coaching setup in the coming season. Shortly after, they named the former India and Mumbai pacer Aavishakar Salvi as head coach of their senior team, the Punjab Cricket Association named ex-Mumbai wicket-keeper Sulakshan Kulkarni the coach of the Punjab under-19 team.
Kulkarni had coached Mumbai until its 40th Ranji Trophy title in the 2012-13 season. “Harbhajan Singh (former Indian off-spinner) and PCA President Gulzar Inder Chahal (who was part of India’s Under-15 World Cup winning team and is only 39) have a vision to lead Punjab cricket to the pinnacle of Indian cricket in the next decade,” Kulkarni told TOI.
“I am grateful to the APC for giving me this opportunity. I am confident that I can help Punjab build a strong bench force, that’s why they appointed me to this position,” he added.
The Punjab U-19 team will kick off their campaign with the Vinoo Mankad Trophy from October 7 in Cuttack.
Kulkarni also coaches Karnatak Sporting Club in local cricket. Kulkarni had coached Mumbai for three seasons from 2011-12 to 2014-15. He also coached Vidarbha and Chattisgarh and was a batting coach with Nepal.

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