IPL: Gary Kirsten replaces Vettori as RCB coach

IPL: Gary Kirsten replaces Vettori as RC...

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday announced that former Indian National team coach Gary Kirsten as their head coach and mentor for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.

Gary, who was at the helm during India's run to the 2011 World Cup title, will succeed former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who had been associated with the franchise both as player and coach for the past eight editions.

Gary, the former South Africa opening batsman joined the RCB as batting coach in the 2018 edition of the league. He brings a wealth of experience to the team having played close to 700 matches (ODI, Tests and First Class) combined, and scoring close to 40,000 runs across all formats. 

Commenting on his appointment, Gary said: "I had the privilege of coaching with the RCB team last season under head coach Vettori and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to continuing the journey with RCB and doing my best to help the franchise reach its potential."

"I want to thank the team management for considering me in a leadership position with the franchise and I look forward to a successful few years," he added.

Moving on from RCB, Vettori said: "I am extremely grateful for the eight years I have spent with RCB, as a player and a coach and I wish the franchise all the best moving forward."

RCB will be looking to make a strong run during the 2019 edition of the IPL after having a lackluster showing during the previous season.


PostedOn: 31 Aug 2018 Total Views: 267




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