GUWAHATI, Jan 2 � Former State Ranji player, who was also a member of the Indian U-19 team in the 2002 ICC Junior World Cup, has been picked by former Team India coach and New Zealand great John Wright for a scholarship from Southern Institute of Technology for a period of around three years. He will get an amount of 20,000 dollar for the entire course.
Khanin, who represented Assam in Ranji Trophy and U-19 teams, will act as coach, player and mentor for juniors in New Zealand apart from continuing a post graduate course from Southern Institute of Technology.
While exchanging views on his new venture Khanin, who is presently working with HSBC Group as product controller in New Delhi, said in the next week he will leave for New Zealand and will work in the institution. Khanin, who has a reasonable playing and coaching background, will have to act as visiting coach in the local schools, colleges and other academies across New Zealand. He will also assist the senior coaches in Southland Cricket Association and will play for their second team.
The former State cricketer is the youngest son of Gajen Saikia and Biju Saikia of Manik Nagar here.