Bhopal: Former cricketer Madan Lal, who was a part of the 1983 World Cup winning Indian team, has been appointed as chief coach of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Academy (MPCA).
“Madan Lal recently accepted an offer from the state government in this regard and he is ready to join the academy in Gwalior with the commencement of the New Year,” Madhya Pradesh Director of Sports and Youth Welfare, Sanjay Choudhary told reporters.
The former national coach will also act as advisor-cum consultant to the state government for development of cricket in Madhya Pradesh, he said.
The renowned cricketer would soon sign a contract with the state government in this regard, Choudhary added.
Madan Lal will select and groom cricketers during talent hunts, impart training to them and also work as an advisor to the director in developing required infrastructure for the sport.
Madhya Pradesh government has recently hired services of Olympian and world champion wrestler Sushil Kumar and former international shuttler Pullela Gopichand for the State Martial Art Academy and State Badminton Academy, Gwalior respectively for honing talents of trainees.