Mahela Jayawardene and Zaheer Khan Elevated to New Roles in Global Network #OneFamily
The Mumbai Indians ownership has led Mahela Jayawardene and Zaheer Khan to take on new roles with the aim of building a global cricketing legacy for MI.
With the expansion of MI #A family which now includes: MI Emirates and MI Cape Town together with Mumbai Indians, the team leadership recognized the need for a central team. This would ensure consistency across the ‘One family of teams’, about the ethos, values and learning that have made MI one of the most beloved cricket brands in the world. As part of building the structure, two MI veterans Mahela Jayawardene and Zaheer Khan with in-depth knowledge of the MI value system and a proven track record, are elevated to new roles.
Mahela Jayawardene has been appointed as the Global Head of Performance, MI, providing senior leadership of the group’s cricketing operations worldwide, including overall strategic planning, creating an integrated global high-performance ecosystem, as well as responsibility for each team’s coaching and support structures, working closely with the team lead coaches to ensure synergies, a consistent cricket brand and implementation of MI best practices.
Zaheer Khan has been appointed as the Global Head of Cricket Development, MI and will be responsible for player development, building on MI’s robust program of identifying and nurturing talent and applying the same across geographies, which has been core to MI’s philosophy and success. Each geography has its unique set of challenges and Zaheer’s elevated role will play an important role in helping MI teams around the world.
Mr Akash. M. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm: “I am delighted to have Mahela and Zak on our global core team. Both have been an integral part of the MI family and embody the spirit of the cricket that MI stands for. I am confident they would be able to ensure the same flows through all our teams worldwide and make a difference in cricket ecosystems around the world.”
Mr Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance, MI said:, “It is an absolute honor for me to lead MI’s global cricket business. The leadership and guidance of Ms Ambani and Akash have made MI the most highly regarded global cricket franchise and I am delighted to see MI growing globally. I look forward to this new responsibility to build a highly cohesive global cricket brand.”
mr. Zaheer Khan as Global Head of Cricket Development, MI said: “I am humbled to take on this new role and thank Ms. Nita Ambani and Akash for their trust in me. MI has been home to me as a player and as a coaching team member, and as we embark on a new journey, I look forward to working closely with all stakeholders in the global network to discover new potential that can join the family. add. ”