Bhubaneswar: Wasim Jaffer has been appointed as the chief coach of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) for the season 2021-22 and 2022-23.
OCA Secretary Sanjay Behera said Wasim Jaffer has been appointed as the chief coach by the Cricket Advisory committee of the OCA.
Besides development of Cricket across all Age- Groups, he will also be a part of development program across the state.
Wasim Jaffer is one of the legends of Indian cricket who hails from Mumbai and holds a very impressive playing & coaching profile.
He has played for Mumbai and Vidarbha Cricket Association in the BCCI Domestic Cricket tournaments.
He holds three records in his name as the highest run-scorer in the First-Class matches and has the highest number of hundreds to his name in the First-Class cricket matches.
Jaffer has played 31 test-matches for India and scored 1944 runs (100-5 nos & 50-11 nos) with a highest score of 212 runs in a single innings. He has also played 2 One-Day International matches for India.
In addition to this, he has also played in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers, Bangalore in the year 2008 & 2009.
Apart from boasting the record of the highest run-scorer in First Class cricket, Jaffer also holds the record of playing the highest number of first-class matches (260) by an Indian and has accumulated a total of 19410 runs with a highest single innings score of 314.
He has also played 118 nos of List-A matches accumulating 4849 runs in the process with a highest single innings score of 178.
He has worked with the Bangladesh National Team and the Punjab Kings XI team in the Indian Premier League as a Batting Coach in the season 2020 and 2021.
Prior to accepting the Chief Coach offer from the Odisha Cricket Association, Jaffer was the Head Coach of Uttarakhand Ranji Trophy Team for the year 2020-21.