Bhubaneswar: Cricket legend Washim Jaffer has been appointed as coach of Odisha Cricket team till 2023.
This has been informed by Subrat Behera, CEO of Odisha Cricket Association.
Jaffer will take charge in the last week of this month.
Jaffer has played 260 first-class games, scoring 19,410 runs at an average of 50.67. He has scored 57 hundreds and 91 fifties with 314 being his highest score.
The Mumbaikar has represented India in 31 Tests between 2000 and 2008, scoring 1944 runs including five hundreds and 11 fifties.
He also has a double hundred to his name — a highest score of 212 against West Indies in 2006 at St John’s. He played two ODIs for India.
Jaffer had announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket last year.