Knight Riders appoint Kallis as head coach

"I look forward to the new challenge"

“I look forward to the new challenge”

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Legendary South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will succeed Trevor Bayliss as head coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the Kolkata Knight Riders, after the latter was appointed as England’s coach.

Kallis, who has been with the franchise since 2011, will coach them in the upcoming season.

“KKR is my family in India and the association since 2011 has been one of the most enjoyable experiences for me,” Kallis told reporters. “I look forward to the new challenge and feel honoured to be part of the KKR family.”

Knight Riders chief executive¬†Venky Mysore added: “We couldn’t be happier that Jacques agreed to take on the role as head coach of KKR. The respect and regard he commands in the dressing room as well as his fondness for KKR made him our ideal choice.”

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