Veteran South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock has joined IPL franchisee Mumbai Indians as their mentor and bowling coach for the forthcoming league.
Pollock was the part of MI squad during IPL season 1 and was the coach for season 2. The team has commenced its preparation-cum-conditioning camp for the fourth season of the T20 League that begins from April 8, a media release said.
The camp is being held at the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) ground at Bandra Kurla Complex here. The camp has stars like Andrew Symonds and Rohit Sharma, who are training along with Ambati Rayudu, T Suman, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, R Sathish, Aditya Tare, Abu Nechim and Ali Murtaza, all part of the MI campaign last season, as well as youngsters like Sarul Kanwar, Yuzvendra Chahal and S K Yadav who have been recently inducted into the squad.
The camp is being conducted and supervised by coach Robin Singh and assistant coach Paras Mhambrey. Commenting on the preparatory camp, team owner Nita Ambani said, "We will focus on getting the players in the groove for season IV, besides helping the new players blend with the team.
Mumbai Indians will strive to build on our proud legacy of giving youngsters a platform to showcase their talent and realise their true potential.
"We also look forward to the remaining members joining the final phase of the camp on completion of their national duties and wish them the very best." Mumbai Indians play their first match on April 10 against Delhi Daredevils in New Delhi.