Delhi: Kings XI Punjab, one of the nine competing teams of Indian Premier League has announced the appointment of Adam Gilchrist as the Captain-cum-Coach for IPL season 5 scheduled to start on April 4, 2012. Adam will bear the additional responsibility in his new role of mentoring as well as leading the team both on and off the field.
Speaking on this occasion, Col Arvinder Singh, COO, Kings XI Punjab, said “Adam is a natural leader involved in all aspects of running a successful campaign in the IPL. Hence, this is only a natural progression of his increased role within the franchisee. Appointing him as a coach-captain gives us an added advantage as he shall also be fully involved in all cricketing activities of the franchise outside of the IPL Season and hence have a major role in shaping the future of Kings XI Punjab team in the years to come. We believe that the entire coaching and support staff is the best in the business and shall certainly take the team to greater glory.”
Adam would be assisted by Vikram Rathore, Assistant Coach, Patrick Farhart Physiotherapist, Mike Young Fielding Coach and Joseph Henry Dawes the bowling coach.