MPCA secretary set to be Team India's manager for Caribbean tour

MPCA secretary set to be Team India’s manager for Caribbean tour

Team India will travel to the Caribbean to play 5 ODI's and 1 T20 match, just days after the end of Champions Trophy in England.

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Team India. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) secretary, Milind Kanmadikar will be the team manager for the Indian cricket team for the Carribean tour and will be a part of Team India for an international tour after waiting for nearly a decade.

Though this is not the first time that a member of the MPCA has got the opportunity to be a part of the national team managements as the veteran cricketer from Indore and former president of MPCA, Sanjay Jagdale had been appointed as the team manager for the Indian team in 2007 World Cup. Earlier, Kanmadikar’s father and ex-BCCI’s secretary (1983), AW Kanmadikar, had also been the team manager for the Indian cricket team in the year 1996.

Honoured and proud

“I have got a verbal confirmation from BCCI about my appointment as the team manager for India’s tour of Caribbean. I have been asked to join the team on June 19 in London,” Kanmadikar told TOI.

“It is a great honour and I feel proud that someone from MPCA has been appointed as team manager after a long time. My basic role as a team manager will include coordination between the team and other supporting staff members along with other administrative jobs,” he added.

This is also not the first time that Kanmadikar himself has been assigned a role for international tours. He was appointed as a liaisoning officer during 2011 ICC World Cup. Having prior experience in administration and team management, the office bearer seemed confident about his new role.

“MPCA has grabbed attention recently by organising international level matches successfully and my appointment as a team manager will act as an instrument for bringing goodwill to MPCA,” said Kanmadikar.

India will play their first ODI match against West Indies on June 23 at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad. They will travel to the Caribbean to play 5 ODI’s and 1 T20 match, just days after the end of Champions Trophy in England.