Chandrakant Pandit bids bye to Vidarbha, next stop Madhya Pradesh
Written by Devendra Pandey
| Mumbai |

Updated: March 26, 2020 8:49:20 am


Under Chandrakant Pandit’s tenure, Vidarbha received Ranji Trophy twice and likewise triumphed within the Irani Trophy.

Chandrakant Pandit, probably the most profitable coaches in home cricket, will now coach Madhya Pradesh within the coming season after three years with Vidarbha. Under Pandit’s tenure, Vidarbha received Ranji Trophy twice and likewise triumphed within the Irani Trophy.

He has performed for Madhya Pradesh as an expert participant within the 90’s. The former India wicketkeeper-batsman Pandit had earlier coached Mumbai and Kerala. Pandit confirmed the information and talked about how the previous India wicketkeeper Kiran More helped him in shifting to the brand new position with MP.

“I have decided to move on. I don’t want to be in a place more than three years. My friend Kiran More knew that I won’t be continuing for Vidarbha from this season onwards. He told MP about it and they offered a coach job which I accepted for two years,” Pandit instructed The Indian Express.

Pandit identified for his old-school-taskmaster teaching model has made it clear to MP that he’ll lead a restructuring of their staff and the affiliation has given him the free hand to execute his plans.

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“I have told them my expectations and how I want to go about it. MP is similar to Vidarbha. When I took job of Vidarbha they too were trying to make a mark in domestic cricket. Twice we won Ranji Trophy though this season things didn’t go as we expected. MP has a young team and it will be great motivation to work forward,” Pandit added, who presently is in lockdown in his village in Ratnagiri due to the novel coronavirus.

“The boys are good and it’s just following the right process. I like to coach young motivated boys, give them the goals and direct them on how to achieve those goals. When I took on Vidarbha nobody expected that we will win Ranji Trophy and that too twice back-to-back years. Credit should also go to cricket association in Vidarbha and to former player Prashant Vaidya, who is in the association, for showing trust in me.”

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Pandit has constructed a fame for being a coach who’s a taskmaster and ticks all the best bins: technique, self-discipline, old-school work ethic, unorthodox strategies to get the very best out of gamers. Those within the home circuit know that the one potential draw back of Pandit is that some gamers won’t like his hardstyle initially and it’d lead to a number of disagreements.

As lengthy because the affiliation and gamers are prepared for such an method, he normally leads them to success. Some of Pandit’s strategies are the identical no matter the groups. Like he did with Mumbai, he additionally shaped varied player-led committees for Vidarbha to deal with leisure, meals, health, journey— gamers had been deputed to take possession and it helped within the bonding course of.

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More coaches search swap

More state associations can be looking for new coaches. Vidarbha for starters has to discover a substitute for Pandit. MCA will even be wanting to transfer on from Vinayak Samant and hunt for a brand new coach. Sanath Kumar, a really profitable home coach with a superb monitor report throughout groups, has knowledgeable the Baroada Cricket Association (BCA) final season that he received’t be persevering with due to well being points. Last season throughout Ranji Trophy recreation, Sanath had suffered a coronary heart assault and rushed to the hospital.

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