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Dada leads, Whatmore coaches for Riders

Published: Friday, November 6, 2009, 20:08 [IST]
 
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Dada leads, Whatmore coaches for Riders

Kolkata: Replacing New Zealand's Brendon McCullum, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly today returned as the Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper for the next edition of Indian Premier League.

Dav Whatmore who coached Sri Lanka to World Cup victory in 1996 and was also coach of Bangladesh team will be the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the third edition of Indian Premier League.

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"Whatmore is very experienced and I'm looking forward to his association," Ganguly added.

After leading the team in the inaugural IPL, Ganguly fell out with the then coach John Buchanan, who first mooted the "multi-captaincy" idea, which did not find favour with the management. McCullum led the side in the second IPL but came a cropper.

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