Patna, March 18, 2021: The Gaya franchise has roped in Kunal Lal, son of legendary cricketer Madan Lal, as their head coach ahead of the first edition of the Bihar Cricket league. Along with Kunal Lal, Ashok Kumar has also been roped in as Strategy Coach for the team.

Kunal Lal, who is the Director of Cricket at Amenity Sports Academy as well as Madan Lal Cricket Academy has also coached at the Eastlake Junior Cricket Club and been a High-Performance Director at Australian Capital territory. While Ashok Kumar is a level ‘A’ qualified coach from BCCI.

Capt. Rashid Ali Khan, CEO & Owner of the franchise, felt that Kunal Lal along with Ashok Kumar were perfect fits to coach the team, owing to the vast experience that both have which put together could make a tremendous difference. “When the search for coaches was on, Kunal & Ashok both were exactly what we wanted as they both have not only played the game at national and international levels but have also successfully coached various youngsters in the past.” Said Capt. Rashid Ali Khan.

Capt. Khan adds that both of them have been very crucial during the player selections and we are glad to have made such a good team. “Kunal has a keen eye for young talent, while Ashok is very good with honing their talent.”

“As a franchise, we are confident that with this team and with Kunal at the helm, results would be great.” He said.

The team has been practising at the Urja Stadium which is also their home ground.