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It is a great honour, says elated Prasad

Published: Saturday, April 7, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bangalore:Former Junior Coach Venkatesh Prasad termed as great honour his appointment as Team India Bowling Coach for Bangladesh tour.

Reacting to his appointment by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), he said that ''it is indeed a great honour. I am looking forward to the opportunity of interacting with the Indian players especially the bowlers.''

Prasad, who is currently with the Karnataka Team in Twenty20 tournament in Vishakapatnam, said that ''it gives an opportunity to use all the coaching experience I gained over the years.''

Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Hon Secretary Brijesh Patel welcomed the Board's decision to appoint Prasad as bowling coach.

Patel described the BCCI decision as a 'good one' and it was a great opportunity for the former pacer from the State to contribute to the Indian team. The experience of Prasad, having played so many matches for the country, would definitely come in handy for the Indian team, especially the bowling attack, he added.

Mr Patel also welcomed the BCCI's decision to opt for a fielding coach.

I'd go about the task objectively, says Robin: Former India and Tamil Nadu all rounder Robin Singh, who was on Saturday named as Team India fielding coach for the tour of Bangladesh, speaking from Chennai said he would go about his task in an objective and the best way possible.

Describing his new role for the team as a 'new challenge' and not an easy assignment, he said, ''I am not in a position to say anything now. I am trying to understand the situation'', the former right arm medium pacer and left handed batsman, averred.

Robin, who before this assignment had served as coach for India A team, said he would not go into his new assignment going by the reports in the wake of Team India's debacle in the World Cup.

He said there was no doubt that a lot of attention needs to be given to the all important aspect of fielding. ''It is one of the key areas,'' he opined.

He said he wished to look at things objectively before finalising any specific programme. ''I am trying to understand the shortcomings,'' he added.

Robin Singh, the Trindad and Tobago-born southpaw with Indian roots, played cricket, be it international or domestic, with purpose and was a personification of focus and was a right choice for the job.

Robin, as a coach, has proven his credentials with India-A and U-19 teams.

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