Robin Singh is a former Indian cricketer who represented India in one Test and 136 ODI between 1989 and 2001 as an all-rounder. He has coached the Indian Premier League’s Mumbai Indians since 2010 and the Caribbean Premier League’s Barbados Tridents since 2013. He also coached the Deccan Chargers in the IPL’s inaugural year. As a player, he was known for his calmness and ability to perform under pressure. He brought to Indian cricket world class fielding.
Born in Trinidad to Indo-Trinidadian parents, Singh moved to India in 1984 and studied at Madras University during which he played club and college-level cricket. He helped Tamil Nadu win the Ranji Trophy in 1988, and was one of the season’s most consistent players. Tamil Nadu won the trophy then after 33 long years and have not won it again since. He captained both Tamil Nadu and South Zone. He gave up his Trinidad and Tobago passport so he could become an Indian citizen and play for India’s national cricket team
Robin Singh launched his academy, Robin Singh Sports Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which aims at providing state of the art facilities for the youngsters. The mission of his academy is to be a one-stop destination for all sports in the UAE expanding to cover the GCC and to help identify and nurture sportsmen and women to become champions and ambassadors for their country, and contribute towards a healthier community.