Cuttack: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer on Friday joined as chief coach for Odisha cricket team for two seasons. The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) had on July 14 appointed him as the coach of the State cricket team till 2023.
While addressing the media persons, Jaffer said that it will be a challenge for him to train in the new place. However, priority will be given to boost the morale of the players.
Efforts will be made to train the cricketers by using all the modern technologies and how they can be selected and play International matches for the country, he said.
Wasim Jaffer further said that the Odisha players used to do well in the Ranji Trophy, but the players are now lacking patience. A good team cannot be formed in a short period of time. It will take at least two to three years to build a better and stronger team, he added.
The domestic cricket legend from Mumbai holds a very impressive playing and coaching profile. He has set three records as the highest run-scorer in the First-Class matches and has the highest number of hundreds in the First-Class cricket matches.