George was born on the first of February 1966, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Before coaching Delhi, George also served as fielding coach for Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Indian Women cricket team, and the Indian U19 team. Now with Delhi, Biju is helping prepare the Capitals for their 15th IPL campaign.
“We’ve got good Indian players, with a great mix of international players and this gives us the squad depth to push for a playoff spot.” Furthermore, George spoke regarding how experience within the coaching staff can make a difference.
“Having Ricky Ponting as head coach and adding an assistant like Shane Watson who made a career from one day cricket is huge for the young players.”
George spoke about the importance of the IPL and the effect it has on the Indian people: “Cricket offers in India an opportunity for any player to rise to the top, players from the poorest of families, from the lowest of classes.”
“For the young players, boys, and girls to see their favourite stars at the top of the world, this is highly motivating for them.
The IPL is not just a platform that showcases the rewards of the game, it’s a platform that showcases the players and their abilities to fans around the globe. For the players themselves, the IPL provides a platform to showcase their skills to cricketing nations around the world and potentially give those young players opportunities in other major tournaments.”
Cricket has enabled George to travel all around the world, which led him to the doors of Millichamp and Hall back in 2017 during the ICC women’s world cup. Since then, Biju has been an ambassador, using our bats and equipment and showcasing our brand in the sub-continent.
Biju George is not the only #mandhfamily member involved in this year's IPL. Tymal Mills will be in action for the Mumbai Indians throughout the tournament with his F100 blades, be sure to keep an eye out for him!