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IPL Desk in Mumbai 18 March 2014 - 04:24pm IST

Bailey named KXIP captain in IPL 2014

Australia's T20 skipper to lead the Mohali franchise

Kings XI Punjab, one of the eight competing teams of Pepsi IPL season 7, today announced George Bailey as the Captain to lead the squad in the upcoming tournament. The captain of the Australian T20 International team and right handed batsman will guide the team under his aegis.

Commenting on the announcement, Promoters of Kings XI Punjab, said “We are delighted to have George Bailey as a captain to lead the team. He is a great cricketer who has showcased his leadership skills as a captain of Australian cricket team as well. We are hopeful that his performance and guidance will lead the team to great success this season.”

I am extremely honored and excited to lead Kings XI Punjab this season. I would like to thank the franchisee for having faith in me and entrusting me this opportunity. I hope to live upto the expectations of the franchise and its fans and I am looking forward to playing with some of the finest cricketers in the team.” said George Bailey on his appointment as the captain of KXIP.

Further to the appointment, Sanjay Bangar, Coach, Kings XI Punjab, said “Bailey has proved his mettle as a captain by leading the Australian team to several victories in the past. He was a popular choice at the franchise and we are hopeful that his experience and guidance will lead the team to great success this season.”

George Bailey was brought by Kings XI Punjab franchise in this year’s auction at a price tag of Rs 3.25 crore.

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