The Kerala Kings have geared up to defend the T10 Cricket League title by signing the New Zealand great Daniel Vettori as Head Coach for the upcoming season on Tuesday (19 June).
The legendary all-rounder, who is among the highest paid coaches in the Indian Premier League (IPL), is excited to join the Kerala Kings coaching staff and England skipper Eoin Morgan. Vettori is also looking forward to defend the title for Kings this season.
As per reports in Gulf News, Vettori said of his signing, “I am happy to be the coach of the Kerala Kings in the T10 league which is the shortest format in the game and which is getting bigger and bigger. I will be joining team captain Eoin Morgan, owners Shafi Ul Mulk, Nader Adam Ali and Ali Askar. I am looking forward to go all the way and defend the title again.”
Meanwhile, Kerala Kings co-owner Shafi said that the franchise is extremely delighted to bag the legendary New Zealander, who is “globally respected as an astute cricketing brain at the moment”.
He further said of Vettori, “He as a coach, and Morgan as captain will make a formidable combination in our serious bid to regain the T10 Trophy.”
Another co-owner Adam Ali has also expressed his delight to sign Vettori for the upcoming season, saying the New Zealander is a winner and “they are very happy to have got his services as Head coach and give ourselves a good chance to keep the trophy as the defending champions.”
While, Ali Askar, another co-owner of Kings, believes that Vettori’s presence will surely inspire everyone in the team that will certainly help them in defending the title. He signed off by saying, “he was a great player and has the experience to guide the team out of tough situations.”