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Mahela gets new role with Mumbai Indians

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene


Former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene will step down as Mumbai Indians head coach and take on a bigger role at the franchise due to its increasing international presence, the Indian Premier League side said on Wednesday.He is appointed as Global Head of Performance at Mumbai Indians team.

According to the India media, Mumbai's owners recently purchased teams in the International League T20 based in the United Arab Emirates, and the Cape Town side in a new league in South Africa.

Former Sri Lanka captain Jayawardene will become global head of performance, Mumbai said in a statement.

"With the expansion of MI One Family which now includes MI Emirates and MI Cape Town along with Mumbai Indians, the team management recognised the need for a central team," the team said.

"As part of building the structure, two MI veterans Mahela Jayawardene and Zaheer Khan with deep knowledge of the MI value system and proven track record, are being elevated to new roles."

Led by India captain Rohit Sharma, Mumbai are one of the most successful teams in the IPL, winning the tournament five times. However last IPL they were unable to enter the final. In his new role, Jayawardene will work closely with each of the head coaches to make sure the three teams play a consistent brand of cricket.

Mahela Jayawardene also doing coaching role at the England's Hundred cricket tournament while being the Sri Lanka Cricket coaching consultant and expected to join the National team for the forthcoming T 20 World Cup tour in Australia.


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