Daredevils part ways with Kirsten

The Daredevils only won seven out of their 28 matches during Kirsten's tenure as coach

The Daredevils only won seven out of their 28 matches during Kirsten’s tenure as coach

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The Delhi Daredevils has split with head coach Gary Kirsten after two disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons.

Kirsten was appointed in September 2013 on a three-year deal, but with the Daredevils only having won seven out of their 28 matches during Kirsten’s reign as head coach, the franchise decided to part ways with the former South Africa batsman.

In the two seasons Kirsten was in charge, the Daredevils finished last in 2014 and second last in this year’s edition of the IPL.

“We have grown, but the [GMR Group] board took a decision that it was not working and then we decided to let him go,” Daredevils chief executive Hemant Dua told ESPNcricinfo. “It was a mutual decision. At the end of the day everything is performance related. The pressure is always there.”

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