Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ryan Ten Doeschate as their fielding coach for the 2023 edition. They also promoted James Foster from fielding coach to assistant coach. Both will, however, be reporting to head coach Chandrakant Pandit.
KKR already have Abhishek Nayar as an assistant coach, Bharat Arun as a bowling coach and Omkar Salvi as an assistant bowling coach.
“We are very happy to welcome Tendo (Ryan ten Doeschate) back to the KKR family in his role as Fielding Coach. Tendo played an important role as a player from 2011-14 and in the two championships the KKR won in 2012 & 2014 and has been a genuine supporter of KKR all these years,” the Knight Riders said in an official statement.
Ten Doeschate (42), the South Africa-born former Netherlands international, was earlier part of the title-winning KKR squads in 2012 and 2014. He announced his retirement from international cricket last year and has also completed his stint with Essex in English County Cricket.
IPL 2023 auction to take place in India
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the IPL Governing Body and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) seem to have cancelled their plans to conduct the mini-auction in Istanbul.
The idea of having an auction overseas was initially floated among the franchises but had to be dropped because of logistical and operational problems. The new venue for the auction will be finalised soon, and it will be either Bengaluru, Mumbai or Jaipur.