Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More has been appointed as the interim coach of the USA cricket team. He will take over the charge from their former coach Pubudu Dassanayake after the 49-year-old announced his resignation due to differences with USA Cricket.
Earlier, Dassanayake’s contract was set to end by March 2019 but it was later extended till December 2019. Under his tenure, USA won the ODI status after beating Hong Kong by 84 runs in the World Cricket League Division 2 in April this year. Initially, USA had only gained special ODI status during the ICC Champions Trophy back in 2004.
Meanwhile, More, who played for India in 49 Tests and 94 ODIs, has served as the Chairman of the Indian selection committee and also was the wicketkeeping-consultant of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The USA have also appointed a slew of advisors on a short-term basis. Sunil Joshi has been appointed as the spin bowling advisor, with Pravin Amre and Kieran Powell joining the set-up as advisors in the batting department.
David Saker, who has been the bowling coach of both England and Australia, has been named as an advisor for fast bowling. James Pamment, who replaced Jonty Rhodes as the fielding coach of Mumbai Indians in 2017, has been appointed as the fielding advisor.
USA are scheduled to play in the T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, Regional Finals, beginning from August 18.