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Chandrakant Pandit becomes head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders

Chandrakant Pandit, Six Sports

Yesterday, IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders appointed Chandrakant Pandit as their head coach for the next season of the tournament.

Pandit will be replacing Brendon McCullum who is now England Cricket Team’s Test head coach.

After the appointment, Pandit was happy and said that he is ready for the new challenge. He also said that after speaking with KKR players and others that he now knows about the family culture and the tradition of success that the team carries.

Pandit has been a formidable head coach in the domestic circuit as he has coached various domestic sides.

Some of these teams are Mumbai, Vidarbha and Madhya Pradesh. In the Ranji Trophy this year, Madhya Pradesh lifted its maiden trophy.

This is also Pandit’s sixth first-class title overall in the domestic sphere.

Additionally, Pandit is also a former India player having played 36 ODIs for the country. After his retirement in 1992, he decided to become a coach.

Under his mentorship, Mumbai and Vidarbha won back-to-back Ranji titles.

Pandit now also joins hands with his Mumbai player Shreyas Iyer who is the skipper of KKR since last season.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore welcomed Pandit to the franchise and said that he is excited that Pandit will bring a lot of changes with him in the next phase of the IPL.

Mysore is also excited about the partnership between Iyer and Pandit for next year.

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