Indian Men’s Cricket Team Prepares for ODI World Cup Opener as Asian Games Begin in China
Cricket Returns to Asian Games
After being excluded in 2018, cricket is back at the Asian Games for the third time in history. For the first time ever, India will be sending their men’s team to participate in the event.
Key Dates and Format
- The women’s team will kick off the cricket event on September 19.
- India starts from the quarterfinal phase based on their ICC ranking.
- The men’s event begins on September 28, with the final on October 7.
VVS Laxman to Lead Men’s Team as Head Coach
Indian cricket legend and National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman will take over the role of head coach for the men’s Asian Games squad. His support staff will include Sairaj Bahutule as bowling coach and Munish Bali as fielding coach.
Hrishikesh Kanitkar appointed Interim Head Coach for Women’s Team
Former India all-rounder Hrishikesh Kanitkar will serve as the interim head coach for India’s women’s team. His support staff will include Rajib Dutta as the bowling coach and Subhadeep Ghosh as the fielding coach.
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