Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has been appointed as captain of the Chhattisgarh state team, which will be making their Ranji Trophy debut in the upcoming season. Mohammad Kaif’s two-year contract with Andhra, which could have been extended by a year based on performance, wasn’t renewed after the 2015-16 season.
Mohammad Kaif told HT, “It’s a great feeling to be the captain of CSCS and I hope that I would be able to justify the responsibility, I know that I would always be known as the first captain in the history of Chhattisgarh cricket. I am thankful to the CSCS bosses who have given me the opportunity to share my experience with the youngsters of Chhattisgarh.”
Mohammad Kaif, best known for being the architect of India’s Natwest Trophy victory, way back in 2002, had last played for India 10 years ago. He has played 13 Tests in which he scored 624 runs with the best of 148 against the West Indies. Mohammad Kaif made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 1997/98 season playing for Uttar Pradesh.