Bishen Singh Bedi to coach J&K Ranji team

Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has signed a three-year contract with legendary spinner Bishen Singh Bedi to coach state’s Ranji and under-22 teams.

“We have signed a contract with one of the greatest left-arm spinners (Bedi) to coach our upcoming cricketers and inspire our senior cricketers to achieve excellence,” said JKCA president Farooq Abdullah.

Abdullah said coaches from the state will also learn from the experience of Bishen Singh.

“Our coaches will also learn from the wealth of his experience and then they can pass it on to local cricketers,” he said.

Bedi who will begin coaching from August 1 this year said that he will turn the state team from just participants to competitors.

“They are not going to (just) participate anymore. They will compete,” the former India captain said.

“We will be taking these players to others cities to familiarise with conditions there so that they can adapt to changing conditions (during competitions),” he added.

Asked what the players from state lacked, he said, “I would rather focus on what they need. If they need a gym, then they should get it and if they need a video analyst, he should be made available.”

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