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1. Wasim Akram, who has been the bowling coach and mentor will not be available for the upcoming season as he wishes to spend more time with his family.
2. Trevor Penney has been appointed as the fielding coach and will join the support staff under head coach Trevor Bayliss.
3. Joy Bhattacharjya who has been the team director takes on a different role as – “advisor content development and management” with KKR.
4. All team related matters will be handled by Mathew Joy.
Commenting on these changes, Venky Mysore the CEO of KKR said, “ Wasim Akram will be badly missed. He is a legend and a great motivator to have around the team. However, we fully appreciate the reasons why he will be unavailable. We hope this break will give him the much needed time to be with his family. We hope to work with him in the future.
We are also delighted that Trevor Penney will join the excellent support staff of KKR comprising of head coach Trevor Bayliss, assistant coach Vijay Dahiya, Physio Andrew Leipus, strength trainer Adrian Le Roux and analyst AR Srikkanth. Trevor Penney is a fine professional and will no doubt add to the depth of the team.
Joy is taking on a very important initiative for KKR. We wish him the very best.”
Pune Warriors India have signed Parveez Rasool, the off-spinning all-rounder from Jammu and Kashmir, for the 2013 season of the Pepsi IPL.
“We are happy to have on board, one of the most gifted young cricketers in the country. Parveez Rasool will enhance not just our team, but also the overall tournament. The IPL has provided a platform for young talent across the length and breadth of the land, and we have no doubt that an exciting talent like Rasool will distinguish himself in the weeks to follow,” Sushanto Roy, Managing Director, Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd, said.
Rasool was Jammu and Kashmir’s most successful cricketer in the 2012-13 edition of the Ranji Trophy. He scored 594 runs and took 33 wickets. Picked to represent the Board President’s XI in a two-day game against the visiting Australian team at Chennai, he bowled brilliantly to finish with figures of 7-45.