Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: Former player Rashmi Ranjan Parida was appointed coach of Odisha cricket team today.
The working committee of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) made Parida the coach of the state cricket team for the 2018-19 Ranji season.

The move came a day after former Indian fast bowler from Odisha, Debasish Mohanty, who served as the coach of the State team was inducted as a member of national junior selection committee by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.

With an experience of 139 first class matches, Parida has played for Odisha and other teams like Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Himachal Pradesh and Assam. He also played a key role in making Rajasthan the Ranji champion in the year 2011.

On the other hand, after his induction in the India’s junior selection committee, Mohanty in a press conference today said that if players from Odisha perform well enough be to selected in the national junior team, he will definitely encourage them.

Mohanty will replace former fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad who had resigned from his position as chief selector in March.