Vettori appointed chief coach of Rajshahi Kings


1 March, 2018 17:33 PM

Vettori appointed chief coach of Rajshahi Kings

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Daniel Vettori, the former New Zealand cricketer, has been appointed as chief coach of Rajshahi Kings for the next two editions of Bangladesh Premier League, the franchise announced on Thursday. 

The stint with Kings will be Vettori's fourth association with a T20 team in the role of a coach, with the left-armer being part of the coaching setup for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League and Middlesex in the T20 Blast.

"We are delighted to appoint Vettori as our head coach considering his vast experience both as a player and later as a coach," Tahmid Haque, chief executive of Rajshshahi Kings said.

"We are confident his arrival will help our team a lot considering he can guide our cricketers to the desired destination. I am sure they will have the opportunity to learn a lot from him," he added.

Rajshahi Kings will be hoping that Vettori's expertise can lift the fortunes of a side that is yet to win a title. While they finished second best in the 2016 edition, they had a disappointing 2017 season as they ended up as the second team from the bottom with only four wins in 12 games.