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Bhaskar retained as Ranji coach, Prabhakar named bowling coach

KP Bhaskar was on Monday retained as the chief coach of Delhi Ranji team by the Cricket Affairs Committee (CAC) despite non-performance in all the domestic tournaments last year.

Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been named the bowling coach, by the Madan Lal-led Committee. Prabhakar incidentally was the chief coach of the senior team during the 2010-11 season. He has replaced Amit Bhandari, whose performance had also come under scanner.

In another important decision, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has been appointed the coach of the Delhi Under-23 side.

Sharma runs a popular cricket coaching centre — West Delhi Cricket Academy, where Kohli got his first cricketing lessons.

After deliberating for nearly five days, the Committee decided to retain Bhaskar, despite the senior team’s poor performance in the premier domestic tournaments — Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In both tournaments, Delhi failed to qualify for the knock-out stage.

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