Kolkata Knight Riders made a decision to change the head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich and made an announcement on Sunday.
However, KKR’s CEO Venky Mysore has said Kalli’s could be the part of their plan in the future.
“Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family and 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,” – Venky Mysore KKR’s CEO.
Kallis had been with Kolkata knight Riders for the past nine years, first as a player, then as coach after being appointed in October 2015 and Katich was also been at the same time.
Under there coaching, KKR has won 32 of 61 games, qualifying for three consecutive playoffs, but fell short in 2019.
“After nine 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.” – Kallis said.
Under Katich, in the Caribbean Premier League, Trinbago Knight Riders have won successive titles in 2017 and 2018. Both of there replacements are yet to be named.