Former wicketkeeper-batter Vijay Dahiya was hired as the assistant coach of the new Lucknow franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 season on Wednesday.
The Uttar Pradesh team is currently coached by the 48-year-old Haryana native. He previously worked as an assistant coach for the two-time IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders.
In addition to coaching the Delhi Ranji team, he has worked as a talent scout for the Delhi Capitals.
“I am delighted and grateful for the opportunity to work with the Lucknow IPL franchise,” Dahiya said in a statement. Dahiya has played two Tests and 19 ODIs for India.
The Lucknow team, which is part of the RPSG Group, had previously named Andy Flower as head coach and Gautam Gambhir as mentor ahead of the IPL next year.