Rajshahi Kings appoints Daniel Vettori as head coach


DHAKA, Mar 1, 2018 (BSS)- Former New Zealand legend Daniel Vettori has
been appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) T20
franchise Rajshahi Kings.

He will be part of the coaching set up for a couple of seasons in 2018 and
2019, said a Rajshahi Kings press release here today.

Vettori has been one of the most sought-after coaches in the T20 leagues
across the world. However, he would love to make the difference with yet
another and work with the youngsters of Bangladesh in the near future.

One of the best left-arm spinners of his era, Vettori, has been the head
coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He also coached the teams like Middlesex (T20 Blast) and Brisbane Heat
(BBL) recently but is yet to win the trophy even as the coach of these teams.
RCB qualifying for the final of 2016 IPL edition is his best result so far
with a T20 team.

However, it will not be an easy task for Vettori as he will be working in
Bangladesh for the first time. Moreover, the team didn’t do well in the
concluded edition this year finishing second from the bottom with only four
wins in 12 matches.

Vettori will succeed Sarwar Imran who coached Rajshahi in 2016 and 2017 as
the team had ended the 2016 season as the runners-up in the tournament.

Former Kiwi cricketer will aim to win the tournament for the team which
will also be his first triumph ever since taking up the coaching
responsibilities in T20 leagues.