Xtra Time Web Desk:Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday announced Chandrakant Pandit as its new head coach. He will replace Brendon McCullum, who parted ways with the franchise after last season as he took the job of Head Coach of England. Chandrakant Pandit is a highly respected coach in domestic circuit. He guided Madhya Pradesh to its maiden Ranji Trophy title this season.
Making the announcement, Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR said, “We are very excited that Chandu is joining the Knight Riders family to lead us through the next phase of our journey. His deep commitment to what he does and his track record of success in domestic cricket, is there for everyone to see. We are looking forward to his partnership with our skipper Shreyas Iyer, which promises to be an exciting one.”
Accepting the new challenge, Chandrakant Pandit said, “It’s a great honour and privilege to be given this responsibility. I have heard from players and others who have been associated with the Knight Riders, about the family culture, as well as the tradition of success that has been created. I am excited about the quality of the support staff and the players who are part of the set up and I am looking forward to this opportunity with all humility and positive expectations.”