Indian Cricket News 2022: Zaheer Khan has been appointed as the Global Head of Cricket Development while Mahela Jayawardene will be providing senior leadership of the group’s cricket operations worldwide.
The Mumbai Indians on Wednesday announced new global roles for Zaheer Khan and Mahela Jayawardene as part of the team management’s efforts to build a central team. In cricket news yesterday, MI expanded its global footprint by buying teams in UAE and South Africa T20 leagues.
The management hopes to ensure consistency across their teams on “Values, and learning, that have made MI one of the most loved cricket brands across the globe.” Akash Ambani, the Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm is confident the duo will be able to replicate the success Mumbai Indians have tested in the Indian Premier League.
Akash Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, said, “I’m happy to have Mahela and Zak as part of our global core team. Both have been an integral part of the MI family and embody the spirit of the cricket MI stands for. I’m confident that they would be able to ensure the same flow through all our teams globally and make a difference in the cricketing ecosystems across the globe.” Reacting to his promotion, Mahela Jayawardene said that he is looking forward to this new responsibility to build a strong global franchise. Meanwhile, Zaheer Khan said that MI has been home for him as a player and as a coaching team member. He is now looking forward to working closely with all the stakeholders in the global network.
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