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Vinayak Samant is new Mumbai coach

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former stumper Vinayak has been appointed as the new of the Ranji team for the upcoming season.

The Association also appointed Wilkin Mota as the of its Under 19 team.

The announcements were made by after the body's Improvement Committee met here for two days to decide on the new

The vacancy arose after former stumper Sameer Dighe quit just after one season as the Mumbai coach.

Mota succeeds Satish as the under 19 coach.

"The CIC has decided that Vinayak will be the and for the Under 19 team," Khanvilkar told reporters here.

Samant pipped former Pradeep Sundaram and former off spinner Ramesh Powar, who were in the race.

The 46-year-old Samant, who played 101 first class games, had amassed 3,496 runs, with the highest score of 200 not out.

Samant, who represented Mumbai and Tripura, on his part said that it was a big responsibility.

"I'm very glad and very happy, but at the same time I know that it's a very big responsibility on me. I'm sure that I will fulfil with very positive results. So I'm hoping my presence will benefit players as well as the association. Let's hope for best," Samant said.

Under Samant, who was former Mumbai U23 coach, Mumbai had won the U23 championship.

Asked why Powar was not considered, Khanvilkar said, "They (Managing Committee) had said that there were some issues. There is a Managing Committee resolution that those who quit the job will not be considered again."

Powar had quit as the spin coach of the academy mid-way earlier this year.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:46 IST