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Jayawardene-Zaheer elevated to global roles with Mumbai Indians



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Mumbai Indians' Mahela Jayawardene has stepped down as the head coach to take up a broader role as the franchise's global head of performance. 

Jayawardene will now oversee the coaching and scouting at all the three teams the franchise owners now have - Mumbai Indians in the IPL, MI Emirates in the ILT20, and MI Cape Town in the SA20.

“Jayawardene will provide senior leadership of the group’s cricket operations worldwide, including overall strategic planning, the creation of an integrated global high-performance ecosystem, as well as responsibility for each team’s coaching and support structures, working closely with the team head coaches to ensure synergies, a consistent brand of cricket, and implementation of best practices set by MI,” said MI in a statement.

Zaheer, currently the IPL Director of Cricket Operations, will now also serve as the Global Head of Cricket Development at Mumbai Indians.

"He will oversee “player development, building on MI’s robust programme around talent identification and grooming and adopting the same across geographies.”

It was also rumored that Mark Boucher is set to be appointed as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians (IPL) after he was named the head coach of MI Cape Town.