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IPL 2023: KKR announce its new head coach in Chandrakant Pandit for IPL 2023 


IPL 2023: KKR announce its new head coach in Chandrakant Pandit for IPL 2023 : Two times IPL champion, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday (17th August) announced Chandrakant Pandit as their new head coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 and beyond. Chandrakant Pandit will replace Brendon McCullum, who quit his role to join forces with the England Men’s cricket team a few months ago.

Known for his sheer coaching brilliance, Chandrakant Pandit has fetched multiple domestic glories with unheralded teams in the past. His most recent distinction came when he recently took Madhya Pradesh to its maiden Ranji Trophy win.

Furthermore, Chandrakant Pandit has won Ranji Trophies with Mumbai (3 times), and Vidharba (2 times).

Notably, Chandrakant Pandit, who has featured for India in five Tests and 36 ODIs between 1986 and 1992, is set for his first elite challenge in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he accepts the coaching offer from KKR.

“We are very excited that Chandu is joining the Knight Riders family to lead us through the next phase of our journey,” said KKR CEO Venky Mysore in a statement.

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“His deep commitment to what he does and his track record of success in domestic cricket is there for everyone to see. We are looking forward to his partnership with our skipper Shreyas Iyer which promises to be an exciting one,” he added.

Chandrakant Pandit is elated and delighted for his next assignment as he said, “It’s a great honour and privilege to be given this responsibility. I have heard from players and others who have been associated with the Knight Riders, about the family culture, as well as the tradition of success that has been created. I am excited about the quality of the support staff and the players who are part of the set up and I am looking forward to this opportunity with all humility and positive expectations.”

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