IPL 2019: Mohammad Kaif named Delhi Daredevils assistant coach

First Published 9, Nov 2018, 12:33 PM IST
IPL 2019: Mohammad Kaif named Delhi Daredevils assistant coach
Highlights

Kaif, who was roped in as a talent scout in the DD set-up, was earlier an assistant coach to Brad Hodge at the Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL season. Kaif joins Ricky Ponting and James Hopes in the DD coaching team

New Delhi: Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif was on Friday named assistant coach of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils (DD) for the upcoming 2019 season.

"Delhi Daredevils have roped in former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif as their assistant coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League (2019) season," the team announced.

Kaif, who was roped in as a talent scout in the DD set-up, was earlier an assistant coach to Brad Hodge at the Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL season. Kaif joins Ricky Ponting and James Hopes in the DD coaching team.

He previously led Chhattisgarh in their debut Ranji Trophy season and acted as mentor for the young team.

"I'm delighted to be part of the Delhi Daredevils and am looking forward to bringing together an exciting group of boys, who are going to make their franchise and country proud," Kaif said.

"With the management team's support, I am sure we'll help nurture many of the younger boys in the squad and make this team a force to be reckoned with in the IPL," he added.

DD director Mustafa Ghouse welcomed Kaif into the fold.

(With inputs from PTI)

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