Bangalore: Woorkeri Raman, the former India opening batsman, will return as Tamil Nadu coach for the domestic season to follow after inking a two-year deal with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association with the provision for a further extension.
Raman, who had recently stepped down as Bengal coach after three years in control, confirmed to Wisden India on Monday (July 22) that he would return to coach the team he had been in charge of for four years, until 2010.
"Quite obviously, when your home state wants you to come and help them out, you tend to lean towards it," Raman, 48, said. "You are a part of the Association, you have played for the state for a long time and you now have the opportunity of ensuring that the team is put back on track. Most of the boys who should figure in the scheme of things going forward were under me in my first stint here. Things have since gone southwards. That is probably the biggest attraction for me - to try and get them up and going again, like in my previous stint."