Sulakshan Kulkarni designated Chhattisgarh coach for three seasons – Sulakshan Kulkarni, the former Mumbai wicketkeeper, has been appointed as Chhattisgarh  team’s coach for the next three seasons. Kulkarni will commence his work with a camp in Raipur which is to be attended by near about thirty people..

He told sources that he is happy to return back in the Ranji Trophy again as a guide, trainer and coach. He will enjoy aiding tinker a squad like Chhattisgarh. This new team is going to play this kind of domestic tournament for first time.

Rajesh Dave, the Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh secretary, said that they had received applications from many coaches, some of whom were former players. But, they think that Kulkarni has consistently maintained a good track record with Vidarbha and Mumbai and is liable for the same job for this team also.

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Sulakshan Kulkarni
Sulakshan Kulkarni

The committee felt he would be the proper man to coach their talented and skilled boys. The need his guidance and polishing which they will get from him will help them fulfilling the lack experience at the Ranji level.

The Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh, which was an associate member of the BCCI, was evolved to full-member status after a special general meeting in February 2016. They’ve cemented the path for their Ranji Trophy entry in the upcoming season.

Kulkarni has coached Vidarbha team from 2009 to 2011 and has also guided the Mumbai team between 2011 and 2014. He was active as a coach when Mumbai surmounted their 40th Ranji Trophy title in 2012-13.