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KKR turn to McCullum

He was a player for the franchise from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2012-2013

By TT Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 16.08.19, 12:00 AM
  • Updated 16.08.19, 12:00 AM
  • a min read
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Brendon McCullum (AP)

Brendon McCullum has been appointed head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders for the next edition of IPL. The recently retired McCullum has been very closely associated with KKR for a long time.

He was a player for the franchise from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2012-2013.

“It’s a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Knight Riders franchises in IPL and CPL have become iconic…

“We have fantastic squads in both KKR and TKR. I, along with the support staff, will be looking to build on the successes both franchises have enjoyed so far,” McCullum was quoted as saying by a media release.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore said: “Brendon has been an integral part of the KKR family for a long time. His leadership qualities, positive and aggressive style make him ideally suited to lead KKR and TKR as the head coach.”