Brendon McCullum named as the head coach of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders

Brendon McCullum replaces Jacques Kallis as the head coach of IPL team KKR, and also replaces Simon Katich in the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders
Brendon McCullum named as the head coach of IPL team Kolkata Knight RidersBrendon McCullum named as the head coach of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders
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Kolkata Knight Riders, who severed ties with Jacques Kallis and asssistant coach Simon Katich after a dismal IPL 2019, have appointed Brendon McCullum as the next head coach. He will also be the lead coach of Knight Riders' Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders. Kallis, who was the head coach of KKR since 2015 has been replaced, while Katich, who served as the head coach of TKR has been replaced as well. 

McCullum has a long association with the Knight Riders franchise. He first came on board as a player for KKR in the IPL between 2008 and 2010, even serving as the skipper in 2009. He was back again with the team in 2012 and 2013. He also played for TKR for two seasons. 

"It's a great honour to take on this responsibility," said McCullum, who recently announced his retirement as a player. The Knight Rider franchises in IPL & CPL have become iconic and have set the standard in franchise cricket. We have fantastic squads in both KKR & TKR and I along with the support staff will be looking to build on the successes both franchises have enjoyed," he added.

KKR have not named a replacement for Katich yet.

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