New Delhi: Mumbai Indians announced on Friday that Mark Boucher, former South African wicketkeeper-batsman, will take over as their head coach for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced earlier this week that Boucher will leave his position as the men’s senior team’s head coach following the T20 World Cup, which will take place in Australia in October-November.
The record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a Test match belongs to Mark Boucher, who has had a long and distinguished career as both a wicketkeeper and a batsman. After retiring, he took over as coach for South Africa’s best cricket team, Titans, and guided them to five domestic championships. 2019 saw the appointment of Mark Boucher as Cricket South Africa’s head coach, where he produced 11 Test triumphs, 12 ODI victories, and 23 T20I victories.
Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, said “It’s a pleasure to welcome Mark Boucher to Mumbai Indians. With his proven expertise on the field and off it as a coach guiding his team to numerous victories, Mark will add immense value to MI and take forward its legacy.”
Mark Boucher, the new Head Coach of Mumbai Indians stated, “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed as Head Coach of MI. Their history and achievements as a franchise clearly put them up there as one of the most successful sporting franchises in all of world sport. I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results. It’s a strong unit with great leadership and players. I look forward to adding value to this dynamic unit.”
Mahela Jayawardene, former head coach of the Mumbai Indians, was chosen earlier this week to serve as the organization’s Global Head of Performance. The former Director of Cricket Operations, Zaheer Khan, has also been granted a new position. Now serving as Mumbai Indian’s global head of cricket development, the former India bowler. The two make up the core of the team for the team’s “expanding global cricket presence,” according to a statement made by Mumbai Indians.