As per the sports news, Indian retired fast bowler Ashish Nehra will be the head coth of Ahmedabad IPL franchises during the 2022 Indian Premier League season. while England’s former cricketer Vikram Solanki is in line to become Director of Cricket. World Cup-winning retired India coach Gary Kirsten will be the ‘Mentor’ of the IPL new franchise Ahemdabad which is hoping to get its proper’ Letter of Intent (LOI) during the month. “As per news update, they have signed Ashish as their head coach and someone who would be in overall charge of the franchise. There is an expectation Solanki will be the Director of Cricket and also double up as batting coach and Gary Kirsten will be in a mentorship role The new IPL franchise Ahmedabad can not declare it officially as it is a BCCI diktat and they only can make a formal announcement after they get the LOI. The head honchos of the Ahmedabad franchise has already interviewed the trio and short-listed them for the season,” the source said.
The Indian former fast bowler Ashish Nehra has previously been a coach with Royal Challengers Bangalore where Gary Kirsten was also involved for a couple of seasons.
Both of them have had a long and faithful working relationship since the time when Ashish Nehra was a player and Gary Kirsten his national coach.
Ashish Nehra shares a great connection even with Vikram Solanki, who has worked earlier as a coach in IPL. Once it gets permission from BCCI, the franchise will go ahead and select some assistant coaches.
Ashish Nehra had been out from coaching for two seasons as he had decided that he would be taking up such an assignment only if he has the profile of a head coach where he can make a difference both in terms of team composition and strategy.