Chandrakant Pandit Appointed As New KKR Head Coach After Brendon McCullum's Departure

Published:Mar 9, 202415:33
Chandrakant Pandit Appointed As New KKR Head Coach After Brendon McCullum's Departure

Former India Nationwide Cricket Workforce participant Chandrakant Pandit, who performed 5 Checks and 36 ODIs between 1986-1992, has been appointed as the brand new head coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The franchise made the official announcement of the 60-year-old’s appointment as the pinnacle coach on Wednesday, August 17.

Chandrakant Pandit’s appointment comes after the departure of the New Zealand batting legend Brendon McCullum, who parted methods with the franchise as the pinnacle coach after the completion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and joined the England Nationwide Cricket Workforce as their red-ball head coach.

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Madhya Pradesh Chandrakant Pandit
. Picture: Twitter

Chandrakant Pandit has been extremely profitable as a coach on the home stage and he has loved profitable stints with a number of groups, together with the Mumbai Cricket Workforce, Vidarbha Cricket Workforce and Madhya Pradesh Cricket Workforce. He lately guided Madhya Pradesh to their maiden Ranji Trophy title in 2022 on the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the identical place the place he had misplaced the Ranji Trophy Closing in 1999 as Madhya Pradesh Captain.

“We have now a brand new HEAD COACH! Welcome to the Knight Riders Household, Chandrakant Pandit,” Kolkata Knight Riders, tweeted on Wednesday, August 17.

It’s a fantastic honour and privilege to be given this duty – Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit (Image Credits: Twitter)
Chandrakant Pandit (Picture Credit: Twitter)

Whereas speaking about his appointment as the brand new head coach of the two-time Indian Premier League champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pandit stated:

“It’s a fantastic honour and privilege to be given this duty. I've heard from gamers and others who've been related to the Knight Riders, in regards to the household tradition, in addition to the custom of success that has been created. I'm excited in regards to the high quality of the assist workers and the gamers who're a part of the arrange and I'm wanting ahead to this chance with all humility and optimistic expectations”

Shreyas Iyer, KKR CEO Venky Mysore
(Picture: Twitter)

The Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore stated that he's wanting ahead to the partnership between the KKR captain Shreyas Iyer and head coach Pandit. In an official assertion launched by the franchise, he stated:

“We're very excited that Chandu is becoming a member of the Knight Riders household to guide us by way of the following section of our journey. His deep dedication to what he does and his monitor report of success in home cricket, is there for everybody to see. We're wanting ahead to his partnership with our skipper Shreyas lyer, which guarantees to be an thrilling one”

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