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Venkatesh Prasad all set for RCB coaching role
Posted: 27 March 2011 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might be short of star Karnataka faces in their playing line-up, but the former runners-up have no such worry on the coaching front. A star-studded support staff is all set to feature in the RCB dugout this season with former India pacer and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad joining his long-time India and Karnataka teammate Anil Kumble in the RCB ranks as coach.

Kumble, who captained the team last season, had assumed charge as chief mentor of the side in January. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Prasad, who was instrumental in Chennai Super Kings’ double triumph last season, with the MS Dhoni-led side winning both the IPL-3 and Champions League titles. Prasad had joined CSK as one of their coaches in 2009 after spending the inaugural season with RCB. Prasad was spotted at the KSCA on Saturday, sporting RCB colours and working with the Karnataka-based players in the side. However, he refused to divulge anything on his new assignment.

It is learnt that all that remains is for a formal contract to be inked. RCB had earlier retained the services of chief coach Ray Jennings for the third consecutive season and the South African is expected to be in Bangalore late next week.

Another notable fact of the development is that the KSCA administrators are extending their responsibilities to the field by opting for their respective roles in the RCB coaching staff. Kumble is KSCA president while Prasad is one of the vice-presidents of the association and also the chairman of the state senior selection committee. Another KSCA committee member, former India player and ex-Karnataka coach Vijay Bharadwaj, too is set to join the bandwagon as an assistant coach, primarily in charge of players who are not travelling for away games in the 10-team league.

The Karnataka players in RCB have begun their pre-tournament camp two days back and will be joined by other domestic players next week. Meanwhile, Dirk Nannes, one of the two Australian faces in the RCB squad, landed in Bangalore on Saturday. Fast bowler Nannes was part of the Australian World Cup camp as a reserve player, joining the four-time champions late into the league stage of the tournament.

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Posted: 27 March 2011 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It would be good to have former local players taking different roles the team, that way we can have more karnataka players getting a chance in IPL

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Posted: 27 March 2011 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 28 March 2011 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Good choice!!!!!

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Posted: 28 March 2011 04:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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He was a good fast bowler had a good stint with team india, he is a good choice

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Posted: 28 March 2011 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Sachinbengaluru - 27 March 2011 09:39 PM

It would be good to have former local players taking different roles the team, that way we can have more karnataka players getting a chance in IPL

Well Said..
And its right move having Venky on Board

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Posted: 29 March 2011 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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All the best for him. He is a good bowler and coach too.

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Posted: 29 March 2011 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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gud for RCB

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Posted: 29 March 2011 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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good coach

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Posted: 29 March 2011 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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all the best

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Posted: 29 March 2011 09:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Glad to hear that Venkatesh Prasad is joining as coach for RCB ....

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Posted: 29 March 2011 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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he’s going to make a difference.

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Posted: 29 March 2011 06:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Venkatesh Prasad is a good choice

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Posted: 30 March 2011 06:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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NICE CHOICE ........AND TO TOP IT ALL HE IS A BANGALOREAN…...........RCB   grin  ROCKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Posted: 31 March 2011 05:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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He has proved his efficiency with indian team as player also as coach ..
He is the perfect bit

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Posted: 31 March 2011 07:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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it will be a good choice bcoz he has been improving our bowling department .... the best example will be zak’s performance for the past few months

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