Former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has been officially appointed as the head coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The announcement was made on Thursday with McCullum now holding dual responsibilities as coach of KKR and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) team Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR). Incidentally, both teams are held by the same set of owners.
McCullum's appointment as coach comes a week after he announced retirement from all formats of cricket and expressing his inability to participate in the now cancelled Euro T20 League.
“McCullum has been very closely associated with the Knight Riders franchise as a player first from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2012-2013 & was part of the IPL championship squad in 2012. He was also part of the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) squad in the CPL, from 2016-2018, during which TKR won back-to-back championships in 2017 & 2018,” the team said in a statement.