Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 1 : The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Monday appointed former India medium pacer Tinu Yohannan as the coach of Kerala for the upcoming season. The decision was taken by the state association in an online general body meeting. Yohannan will replace Dav Whatmore who was at the helm for three seasons.
In 2001, the right-arm bowler became the first cricketer from Kerala to represent India when he made his Test debut against England. Yohannan, who has represented his national side in three ODIs and three Tests, is no stranger to the role. In the 2016-17 season, he was Kerala's bowling coach. Incidentally, when then-coach P Balachandran was sacked midway through that season, Yohannan took over as the head coach.
"It's an exciting challenge. I have been part of this family and one big plus is that I am no stranger to the players. My aim is to create an atmosphere in which each player is able to perform to the best of his ability,' Yohannan told Manorama newspaper. (UNI)