Sunil Joshi appointed UP Ranji coach

LUCKNOW: former Indian spinner Sunil Joshi has been appointed coach of the Uttar Pradesh Ranji team for a period of one year, the UPCA has announced.

The former left arm spinner of Karnataka He will join the training camp on September 20.

The Karnataka stalwart, who was Bangladesh's spin consultant till the World Cup, had applied for the Indian team's bowling coach job but was not shortlisted.

We have appointed Sunil Joshi as coach of our team for one year. He will join the camp before the Vijay Hazare trophy, Uttar Pradesh cricket association (UPCA) Secretary Yudhvir Singh said.

Mansur Ali Khan had coached the side in the last season. The UPCA has not yet decided on captaincy.

UP had won his first and only Ranji title in 2005-06 and has been runner-up five times.