Venkatesh Prasad on his first day at the ACC Office in Kuala Lumpur

The ACC has appointed former India international cricketer Venkatesh Prasad as its new Development Officer. He replaces countryman Roger Binny in the role. Venkatesh, 41, will combine his duties with the ACC with work as bowling coach for the IPL’s Chennai Super Kings.

Speaking of his new role Venkatesh said, “It’s going to be a different kind of challenge for me, after having worked with national, state and provincial teams as well as the IPL cricketers. It may well be a test of my coaching and patience in communicating things! I look forward to learning about new cultures and fresh ways of doing things and would like to see these Asian developing countries climb further up the ladder.”

Bandula Warnapura flanked by Venkatesh Prasad and Aminul Islam

Development Manager Bandula Warnapura welcomed Venkatesh Prasad to the ACC saying, “we have another former international in our team of champions (Aminul Islam, Rumesh Ratnayake, Iqbal Sikander) and Venky adds a great deal of expertise to our team of Development Officers. He’ll be working with Qatar, Thailand and UAE primarily as well as running the High Performance Programs of our top countries. Having recently worked at the highest international level he brings a lot of leading-edge thinking to our developing cricketers.” Venkatesh’s first assignment is an ACC Coach Educator Level II Course in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the first week of December.

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Filed November 30th, 2010