Brendon McCullum has been appointed as the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. Replacing Jacques Kallis, who had served in that capacity since October 2015.
Brendon was earlier associated with KKR in IPL, 2008 and 2010 and then again for the 2012-13 seasons. He had scored unbeaten 158 in an IPL Season opener while being associated with KKR raising the bars of IPL.
“It’s a great honor to take on this responsibility,” McCullum said. “The Knight Rider franchises in IPL and CPL have become iconic and have set the standard in franchise cricket. We have fantastic squads in both KKR and TKR and I, along with the support staff will be looking to build on the success both franchises have enjoyed.
KKR’s chief executive Venky Mysore described him as an ideal candidate to take over from Jacques Kallis, the Kolkata coach till last season. “Brendon has been an integral part of the Knight Riders family for a long time,” Mysore said. “His leadership qualities, honesty, positive and aggressive style, combined with his natural ability to bring the best out of the teams he has been a part of makes him ideally suited to lead both KKR and TKR as a head coach.”
Earlier Brendon McCullum was expected to play in the Euro T20 Slam from August 30 as an icon player for Glasgow Giants but instead announced his retirement.
Now BAZ will be seen in a new role in following IPL. we wish him GLORY and success for his new endeavors.