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Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Coaches Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich

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Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Coaches Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich

Indian Premier League in 2020 season is going to see a new coaches for Kolkata Knight Riders as the decided to part ways with their head coach and Legendary cricketer from South Africa Jacques Kallis and their assistant coach former Australian star player Simon Katich.



Kallis has been associated with KKR since 2010 season and he has gone to play different roles at the franchise form being a Player, Mentor, Head Coach.

Kallis said “After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and Head Coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities”

He also added “I would to like to thank the owners, management and fellow players for many happy memories.”




Kallis has took over as coach after KKR in 2015 and oversaw the team to Play offs in 3 successive seasons, however they could not win the trophy. In this years IPL they failed to get into the Play Offs even after brilliant start to the season with back to back wins.

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As quoted by ESPN Cricinfo Venky Mysore the Chief Executive of KKR said “Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family and will always remain so.”

He also added that they will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Riders brand as a global brand.




Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL trophy twice till now in the years 2012, 2014 seasons.

Replacements for the 2 out going coaches have not been announced yet, however we should soon get more info regarding the same. Hope these changes can bring new hope, luck to KKR in IPL!

Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Coaches Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich


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