First won the title of Ranji Trophy, now the head coach of the national team, T20 World Cup is the target

Neeraj Odedra has been appointed by the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) as the head coach of the national team with the aim of qualifying for the 2024 T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and USA. (PC: Twitter)

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Saurashtra’s team created history by winning the Ranji Trophy title for the first time in 2020. However, this time the team missed.

Neeraj Odedra, who played a key role in Saurashtra winning the Ranji Trophy title for the first time, has got a big responsibility. Saurashtra’s Neeraj has been appointed as the head coach of the national team by the Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) with the aim of qualifying for the 2024 T20 World Cup to be held in West Indies and USA. Neeraj was part of Saurashtra’s coaching staff since 2015 and was the head coach of the team in the current season. Neeraj, along with former India A and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) coach Sitanshu Kotak, has contributed greatly to the strengthening of Saurashtra’s red-ball team over the past decade and during this time the team also won its first Ranji Trophy title in 2020. won.

Can get long contract in future

Saurashtra’s team failed to make it to the knockouts in the Ranji season in 2021-2022. Neeraj told PTI that it is a great responsibility and a great honor to be a part of the Bermuda national team. I am grateful to the Saurashtra Cricket Association for allowing me to accept this big opportunity during the off-season in India. Neeraj, who played 26 first-class matches for Saurashtra between 1998 and 2003, will leave for Bermuda on Monday. Neeraj’s contract with BCB will be from July 1 to September 15, but there is a possibility that he may get a longer contract in future.

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Bermuda has been an Associate Member of the ICC for a long time

Cricket is not a new sport for Bermuda. This country has been an associate member of the ICC for a long time and in 2007 the country’s national team participated in the ODI World Cup and also played against India. Soon after arriving in Bermuda, Neeraj will start work with a group of 35-40 players to prepare for next year’s ICC T20 World Cup qualifying. Bermuda is ranked 34th in the latest ICC T20 rankings. Neeraj said that the main goal is to beat a team like Canada, which is our main rival in the qualifying competition.

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