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Dighe quits as Mumbai coach after just one season

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former stumper has resigned as Mumbai's chief after being at the helm for just one season due to personal reasons, forcing the multiple-time champions to search for a new

Dighe, who played six Tests and 23 ODIs for between 2001-02, took over the role at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. He, however, refused to extend his contract after his tenure ended recently.

The contract with was for a year. His contract had ended. We (Association) asked him whether he wanted to continue (with the job) but he said that due to some family issues, he did not want to continue. Yes, we will appoint a new , an office-bearer told on condition of anonymity.

The 49-year-old took over team's coaching job from another former wicket-keeper Chandrakant Pandit.

But under Dighe, the 41-time champions were knocked out it the quarter-final last season by

then made to the knock-out stages of the Vijay Hazare and T20 Trophy but ended the season without a title.

Another in the know-how of the development claimed that Dighe had asked for time of three to four days time to take a call, but eventually decided not to continue.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 11:55 IST