One of the greatest Indian domestic coach Chandrakant Pandit appointed as KKR head coach

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KKR announced on Wednesday that Chandrakant Pandit will be their new head coach (August 17). Brendon McCullum, who has been promoted to England’s men’s Test team, has been replaced by Pandit, who turns 61 next month.

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Accepting the new challenge, Pandit stated: “This is a great honor and privilege to be given this responsibility. Players and other team members have told me about the Knight Riders’ family-oriented culture and winning history. I am impressed by the team’s support staff and players, and I approach this opportunity with humility and optimism.”

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Pandit, a former India wicketkeeper-batsman, led Madhya Pradesh to their first Ranji Trophy title last season. As a coach, this was Pandit’s sixth first-class championship.

The Kolkata Knight Riders announced on Wednesday that Chandrakant Pandit will be their new head coach (August 17). Brendon McCullum, who has been promoted to England’s men’s Test team, has been replaced by Pandit, who turns 61 next month.

Accepting the new challenge, Pandit stated: “This is a great honor and privilege to be given this responsibility. Players and other team members have told me about the Knight Riders’ family-oriented culture and winning history. I am impressed by the team’s support staff and players, and I approach this opportunity with humility and optimism.”

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Pandit, a former India wicketkeeper-batsman, led Madhya Pradesh to their first Ranji Trophy title last season. As a coach, this was Pandit’s sixth first-class championship.

During his six-year international career, Pandit appeared in five Tests and 36 One-Day Internationals for India. After his retirement, Mumbai (2003 and 2004) and Vidarbha (2018 and 2019) won consecutive Ranji Trophy titles under his leadership.

Pandit’s appointment reunites him with Mumbai star Shreyas Iyer, who was named KKR captain after a massive reshuffle last year. “We are thrilled that Chandu has joined the Knight Riders family to lead us through the next phase of our journey,” said KKR CEO Venky Mysore. “Everyone can see his dedication to his work and his track record of success in domestic cricket. We are looking forward to his collaboration with our captain, Shreyas Iyer, which appears to be promising.”

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