After much speculation, the Indian Cricket Board has appointed Urkरी Venkat Raman as the head coach of the Indian Premier League. For the selection of the coach, the temporary committee members selected Raman from possible coaches according to the interview of member Kapil Dev, Hansuman Gaikwad and Shanta Rangasawami.
Gary Kirsten, however, had won the 2011 World Cup in India. Although he was interested in Royal Challengers Bangalore as coach of the IPL, he did not get the responsibility of the Pramila team.
53-year-old coach Raman played 11 Tests and 27 one-day internationals for the national team. He has scored 7,900 runs in 132 matches for Tamil Nadu in first-class cricket. He got only one century in the 1992-93 season against South Africa. In 1997, he took part in the last international match in Cape Town.
The former left-hander has worked as the coach of the Tamil Nadu and Bengal cricket team in the Ranji Trophy. Raman has worked as a batting coach for the Indian Under-19 team as well as Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.