In a strategic move ahead of the IPL 2024 season, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have made a significant addition to their backroom staff by bringing in former BCCI Chief Selector, MSK Prasad. This development is part of the franchise’s broader reform agenda, which also saw the appointment of Justin Langer as the new head coach, replacing Andy Flower.
Prasad’s inclusion in the LSG backroom staff is a masterstroke that brings in a wealth of experience and expertise. As a former chief selector, he played a pivotal role in shaping the Indian cricket team by identifying emerging talent and nurturing player growth. This move underlines the franchise’s commitment to building a competitive team for the 2024 season and beyond.
During his previous tenure with the BCCI, MSK Prasad held the prestigious position of the Chairman of the Senior Selection Committee. This role allowed him to contribute significantly to the team’s performance by selecting the right blend of talent. Additionally, his role as the Director of Cricket Operations at the Andhra Cricket Association showcased his dedication to fostering cricket at the grassroots level. Prasad’s visionary approach led to the establishment of modern coaching facilities across 13 districts in the Andhra region, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing cricket talent from the grassroots.
With his new engagement at RPSG Sports, MSK Prasad is set to take on the pivotal position of Head of Talent Search. His role will encompass various essential aspects, including talent identification, cultivation, and overseeing academy operations. His vast experience and insights into player development will undoubtedly contribute to shaping a dynamic and competitive team for the Lucknow Super Giants.