Srinagar, Mar 30 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) today appointed former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan as the coach-cum-mentor of its senior state side for the 2018-19 season. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

“He will be the coach-cum-mentor of our team for a period of one year,” JKCA CEO Aashiq Bukhari said. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

The 33-year-old Pathan played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for India between 2003 and 2012. Pathan was captain of Baroda for the past two domestic seasons. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

On his arrival, Pathan interacted with the young cricketers at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium and told them to work hard on their game in order to reach the next level. MIJ KHS

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