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Kolkata Knight Riders appoints former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum as head coach

Kolkata Knight Riders appoints former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum as head coach

| @indiablooms | 17 Aug 2019, 09:55 am

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IBNS): Indian Premier League squad Kolkata Knight Riders has appointed former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum as the head coach.

McCullum has been very closely associated with the Knight Riders franchise as a player first from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2012-2013 & was part of the IPL championship squad in 2012.

He was also part of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) squad in the CPL, from 2016-2018, during which TKR won back-to-back championships in 2017 & 2018. 

Brendon will be remembered for his smashing innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural match of the KKR side in the first edition of the IPL in Kolkata.

Upon his appointment as Head Coach, Brendon McCullum was quoted as saying by KKR website, “It’s a great honor to take on this responsibility.  The Knight Rider franchises in IPL & CPL have become iconic and have set the standard in franchise cricket. We have fantastic squads in both KKR & TKR and I along with the support staff will be looking to build on the successes both franchises have enjoyed."

Making the announcement, Venky Mysore CEO of KKR said, “Brendon has been an integral part of the Knight Riders family for a long time. His leadership qualities, honesty, positive & aggressive style, combined with his natural ability to bring the best out of the teams he has been part of makes him ideally suited to lead KKR & TKR as a Head Coach.

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