Vedam Hariharan

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Vedam Hariharan
Personal information
Born (1954-06-05) 5 June 1954 (age 64)
Cochin, Kerala, India
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 42
Runs scored 926
Batting average 16.53
100s/50s 1/1
Top score 103
Balls bowled 5,982
Wickets 114
Bowling average 32.06
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 7/60
Catches/stumpings 15/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 November 2015

Vedam Hariharan (born 5 June 1954) is a former Indian first-class cricketer who played for Karnataka cricket team and Kerala cricket team. After retirement, he became a cricket coach.


A right-arm medium pace swing bowler, Hariharan represented Karnataka cricket team in one match in the 1974/75 season before playing for his home team Kerala cricket team between 1980/81 and 1989/90. He appeared in 42 first-class cricket matches but did not play List A cricket.[2] Former India cricketer Kapil Dev in his autobiography mentioned that Hariharan had more talent than he himself did.[3][4]

After his playing career, Hariharan took up the job of coaching. In 1990, he became a cricket coach and worked for several years in Australia, England, India, Ireland, Malaysia and Scotland. In the 1990s, Hariharan became a player-coach with the Scottish team Glasgow Accies in the Western Union League and continued in that role for over a decade.[1] He also trained cricketers at cricket academies in Brisbane and Bangalore during his stint with Glasgow Accies.[4] He worked as a coach at the Glasgow Academy in Scotland and was accredited as a Level 3 coach from the England and Wales Cricket Board. In 2007, the Kerala Cricket Association appointed him as the head coach of the Kerala team for the 2007/08 domestic season.[5][6] Hariharan was replaced from the position in 2009 following which he served the Kerala Cricket Association with a legal notice claiming his term as coach was to end after the 2010/11 season.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Vedam Hariharan Profile". Glasgow Accies. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Vedam Hariharan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Let's bat for home". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Head Coach: Vedam Hariharan". Glasgow Accies. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Vedam Hariharan appointed Kerala coach". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Coach Hariharan has a clear-cut plan". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Fired Kerala coach serves legal notice on state body". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Former Kerala coach cries foul, demands Rs 50 lakh". The Indian Express. Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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