DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Mumbai Indians have appointed New Zealand's Northern Districts Cricket Association head coach James Pamment as their fielding coach for the upcoming IPL season.
Pammet, who was promoted to the role of a head coach in 2013-14 season, led the Knights to their first win of the Super Smash competition, thereby qualifying for the Champions League in India. The 49-year-old will take the responsibilities of a fielding coach, which were earlier held by South Africa veteran Jonty Rhodes.
Pamment expressed his delighted on getting the opportunity to work in the IPL with some of the world's finest cricketers alongside head coach Mahela Jayawardene, batting coach Robin Singh and bowling coach Shane Bond.
"It is a fantastic opportunity but obviously with a heavy heart that I leave my post with ND. Only something like this or elsewhere with an international team would have dragged me away. At this stage of my career it is exciting and stimulating and I can't wait to get going. I was up there last week for a pre-auction camp and spent some time with Mahela. Obviously he was a very impressive international cricketer and I sense he is a very impressive coach."
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