Kolkata Knight Riders reportedly set to appoint McCullum as assistant coach

Sudhir Gupta 16:35 09/08/2019
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McCullum had recently announced his retirement as a player.

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum is reportedly set to join the coaching set-up of IPL outfit Kolkata Knight Riders and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) side Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming seasons.

The 37-year-old recently announced that he was hanging up his playing boots after completing his stint for Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada and could be now set to transition into a coaching role.

According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the Kiwi icon is in line to become the KKR assistant coach for the 2020 edition of the IPL and the head coach for Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming season which gets underway on September 5.

Both the T20 franchises are owned by the same group – Knight Riders and McCullum has reportedly signed on for at least one season each in both competitions.

McCullum has previously been a KKR player.

McCullum has previously been a KKR player.

KKR had recently announced the departure of head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich from their roles following the team’s failure to qualify for the play-offs of the 2019 edition of the IPL.

McCullum has previously been associated with KKR as a player and wrote himself into the history books when he struck an explosive 158 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first-ever IPL clash in 2008.

McCullum had earlier this year expressed his desire to transition into a coaching role after announcing his retirement from the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.

The former Black Caps skipper was set to participate in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam later this month as an icon player for Glasgow Giants before he announced his retirement as a player on Monday.

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