Cuttack: The Orissa Cricket Association (OCA) named former Australian cricketer Michael Bevan as chief coach for the state`s Ranji Trophy team for the year 2011-12.
"Bevan has, in principle, agreed to render his service from October 2011 to February 2012," OCA secretary Asirbad Behera told reporters.
As agreed upon, the OCA has to pay USD 35,000 to Bevan per month, excluding the expenses on account of his hotel accommodation, living cost and airfares, he said.
"I will remain accountable to OCA for the performance of the team," Bevan said adding he would like to work for the overall development of the game in the state.
Bevan, having 20 years of international experience, had already started the process of suggesting recommendation for the betterment of cricket in the state in all age groups, including women, with special emphasis to the senior team.
He had already interacted with the selectors, coaches, trainers and physios, including all BCCI qualified coaches and district level coaches of OCA.
He has also shown interest to visit Agartala to watch the progress of Ranji Trophy team during the Vijay Hazare Trophy East Zone League 2010-11 to be played from February 10 to 18, Behera said.