09/04/2020

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Andy Flower named St Lucia Zouks head coach after Kings XI Punjab tie-up

Andy Flower has been named as St Lucia Zouks’ new head mentor for the 2020 CPL period.

The Zouks ended up marketed to KPH Aspiration Cricket Personal Restricted, the house owners of Kings XI Punjab, very last month, and Flower was named as Kings XI’s new assistant mentor on Saturday.

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The appointment mirrors the a single produced by Red Chillies Leisure in 2019, who named Brendon McCullum as Trinbago Knight Riders’ head mentor and Kolkata Knight Riders’ assistant mentor. McCullum was later declared as KKR’s head mentor, just after the franchise resolved he merited the best job.

Flower coached England from 2009 right up until 2014, and stayed at the ECB right up until Oct very last calendar year as ‘technical director of elite cricket’. He stepped down from that place in 2019, and coached Maratha Arabians to the Abu Dhabi T10 title in his initially job because his departure. He is currently coaching Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Tremendous League, who are best of the table with 5 wins from 7 online games.

James Foster coached St Lucia very last period, and Brad Hodge held the job in 2018. The franchise very last get to the knockout phases of the CPL in 2016.

“I am energized to lead and mentor this group,” Flower claimed, in accordance to a push launch. “I am a fan of the Caribbean Leading League and would really like to be the mentor to be affiliated with the group to carry victory dwelling to the supporters in St. Lucia.”

Satish Menon, Kings XI Punjab’s CEO, claimed: “I am delighted to have some a single of the caliber and eminence of Andy Flower we confident seem ahead to a great period in advance. [sic]”