Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have roped in former England wicketkeeper James Foster as their new fielding coach for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League beginning next month.
The appointment was confirmed by the franchise in its official Twitter handle on Monday.
🤝 Welcome aboard, James Foster!! 🏃♂⚡
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 10, 2020
Foster played seven Tests, 11 ODIs and five T20Is for England between 2001 and 2009. He retired from all forms of cricket in 2018 and has worked as a batting consultant with Glamorgan.
The 39-year-old has also been involved with Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League (BBL), Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), England and England Lions.
Foster will take over from former Assam cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh, who was part of the Knight Riders camp last year. The former English cricketer will now join a revamped KKR coaching staff headed by Brendon McCullum, who replaced Jaques Kallis as head coach.