KKR part ways with Kallis, Katich

Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kolkata Knight Riders has parted way with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich. Kallis was appointed as the head coach in October 2015.

Knight Riders’ endured a disappointing campaign this year as they failed to qualify for the playoffs. They also endured a six match losing streak during the tournament.

Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR announcing the changes said “Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family & will always remain so. We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Rider brand as a global brand.”

Jacques Kallis said “After 9 fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and Head Coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would like to thank the Owners, Management and fellow players for many happy memories.”

Former Australia batsman Simon Katich was made the Knight Riders’ assistant coach just days after Jacques Kallis was appointed head coach back in 2015. The replacements for the two outgoing coaches are yet to be announced.

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