Klusener comes in place of Daniel Vettori. Photo: Getty Images
Former South African allrounder Lance Klusener has been named as the coach of Rajshahi Kings for the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League, the franchise confirmed on Thursday (September 6). Klusener, who has had coaching stints with Zimbabwe and South Africa before, has also been recently roped as a consultant coach of Delhi.
The 47-year-old will replace Daniel Vettori, who had to relinquish the role with the tournament's dates colliding with the Big Bash League in Australia. The former New Zealand spinner was initially appointed as Rajshahi's head coach this year in March.
Vettori, who is coaching Brisbane Heat, will not be available since the BBL ends only on February 17 next year after kicking off on December 19 this year. The BPL which was originally slated to be held in November has been postponed to January next year and is expected to end on the following month.
"Vettori signed the contract with Rajshahi Kings on the condition that he would not be available if the timing of the BPL coincided with Big Bash League, as his involvement with his Big Bash team was with a long-term contract," Kings CEO Tahmeed Huq said.