Gary Kirsten appointed head coach of Delhi Daredevils

I have always maintained that building a quality side is a process and I am looking forward to taking up this new challenge in franchise cricket, says former Team India coach.

updated: September 03, 2013 17:59 IST
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Hyderabad: Former India coach Gary Kirsten was on Tuesday appointed chief coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League.

The 45-year-old South African, who guided the national team to World Cup triumph in 2011 apart from taking the Test side to the No.1 spot, has been roped in to turn the fortunes of one of the most popular franchises in the IPL after their disastrous eighth-place finish in the last season.

However, the support staff will remain intact with Eric Simons now working as an assistant coach alongside his close friend while T A Sekar continues to be the Team Mentor.

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