The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR,) on the 15th of August, announced Brendon McCullum as their new head coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
Brendon McCullum was the Captain of the New Zealand Cricket Team and also the former Captain of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL.)
Speaking about the reason behind appointing McCullum, the KKR management removed Jacques Kallis, the former KKR Head Coach, as the team underperformed in the previous season of the IPL.
McCullum played for the KKR from 2008 to 2010 and then 2012 to 2013.
McCullum expressed his happiness and said, “It is a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Knight Rider franchise in IPL and CPL have become iconic and have set the standard for franchise cricket. We have fantastic squads in both KKR and TKR and me along with the support staff will be looking to build on the success both franchises have enjoyed.”
Brendon McCullum will take over as the Coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders from IPL 2020.
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