Gaurav Grover

Team Owner
The owner of Deccan Gladiators is Gaurav Grover, an enterprising young IT tycoon who is primarily known for his contributions to the sector in the Indian subcontinent. He has garnered a vast experience of over 15 years across diverse technical fields like Crypto Exchange, BPOs, IT services, and Software Development. He has made a number of investments in the hospitality and entertainment sectors in the USA and UAE.

Mushtaq Ahmed

Head Coach
Mushtaq Ahmed Malik (born 28 June 1970) is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer who currently acts as the spin bowling coach for the West Indies cricket team. A leg break googly bowler, at his peak he was described as being one of the best three wrist-spinners in the world.

Udit Vats

Director Marketing and Communications

Udit Vats is MBA in International marketing and business. A former cricketer who has played U-19 cricket in India. Under Udit’s guidance, DG achieved the highest social media engagement through the Abu Dhabi T10 league. Udit has worked on the development and execution of creative and marketing Campaigns for DG in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.


Saif Mohammad

Team Director
Saif is a graduate in Biotechnology and Post Graduated in Business Management. With 10 plus years of sports healthcare and cricket administration experience Saif has been in an administrative role since the inception of DG and is now the Team director of the franchise. During his administrative role the Deccan Gladiators’ local wing became the winner of the Abu Dhabi Ramadan Tournament 2019.

Nabeel Hashmi

Head of Talent Acquisition

Head of Player Acquisition with T10 team Deccan Gladiators. PSL winner with Quetta Gladiators. More than 10 years experience of Media as Sports anchor, commentator, reporter and writer while nearly five years experience in Sports Management with Quetta Gladiators as their Head of Player Acquisition/Management and Media, closely working on Draft strategy (retentions and new signings), scouting, handling mainstream and digital media, activations and events.


Prasanna Agoram

Performance Analyst

Level 3 certified coach from CSA. Qualified umpire from BCCI. 11 years with Proteas as a performance coach. 11 years with IPL as performance coach Performance analyst for Indian hockey for 2 years. Now – high-performance manager for Gauteng province – South Africa Electronics engineer/post graduate diploma in computer applications