On Thursday, two times IPL champion team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) declared named Chandrakant Pandit as their new head coach. Chandrakant, who has lived a successful coaching career with multiple domestic teams, lately guided Madhya Pradesh to their maiden Ranji Trophy title.

Chandrakant Pandit replaces Brendon McCullum.

Taking the lead of the team, Pandit stated, “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 expectation”, further he added.

Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR stated, “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”.


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