Rajasthan Royals, on Sunday, introduced the appointment of former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara as the Director of Cricket for the upcoming Season 14 of the Indian Premier League. Sangakkara will begin work with the crew instantly.
Sangakkara, the present President of the Marylebone Cricket Club, shall be accountable for overseeing your entire cricketing ecosystem of Royal’s franchise together with teaching construction, public sale plans, and crew technique, expertise discovery, and improvement, as nicely as the event of the Royals Academy in Nagpur.
Commenting on his appointment, Kumar Sangakkara mentioned: “It’s a privilege to be joining the Rajasthan Royals and I am excited about the new challenge. To oversee the cricket strategy of a franchise in the leading cricket competition in the world, as well as building the development programs and cricketing infrastructure that will provide the future foundation of the IPL team’s on-field success, is an opportunity that really motivated me. I have really enjoyed speaking to the leadership group over the recent weeks and can’t wait to get going. The team includes some of the world’s best players and great personalities so it’s going to be fun and very exciting to work with this group.”
“I’m delighted that Sangakkara has come on board and we have already had some great conversations together. He is someone who has had an exceptional cricket career himself and obviously understands the modern game. It’s great to have an all-time wicketkeeping great with us, he is someone who’s donned many hats, he was a fantastic keeper-batsman, he’s led Sri Lanka with grace and class throughout and has done it for years with the Sri Lankan national team across formats. He’s someone who’s shown great character both on and off the field and the values that one associates with him are the same which we embody here at Rajasthan Royals. It is wonderful to have someone like him at the helm and is going to be fantastic to learn from him. I can’t wait to get started and work with him in the coming seasons”, added Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson.
An undisputed nice of the trendy sport, Sangakkara scored over 28,000 runs for Sri Lanka over a massively profitable 16-year and has the best Test batting common of any participant within the final 46 years.
The southpaw first graced the IPL in its inaugural season again in 2008, and began with a classy fifty on debut towards MS Dhoni’s CSK. That first season noticed him amass 320 runs in ten video games, guiding Kings XI to a top-four end. The following seasons noticed the southpaw preserve the consistency that folks got here to anticipate of him, scoring persistently over 300 runs in his first 4 seasons. In his closing IPL season, again in 2013, Sangakkara turned up as a pacesetter for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, main the crew each on and off the pitch, serving to them safe a playoff spot in a rare method.