Team sources at Kolkata Knight Riders have told NDTV that Brendon McCullum will be the captain for the entire second season.
He will replace former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly, who also led the KKR squad in the first season of the Indian Premier League.
Now, it means that McCullum will go out for the toss while Sourav Ganguly, who was expecting to stay on as captain, will only have a senior management role along with Chris Gayle.
McCullum was perhaps first choice for Shah Rukh Khan's team not just because of his skills at 20-20, but because he is available for the entire event.
KKR have been using different captains in each of their practice games in South Africa, but it's not yet clear whether this experiment has been junked or will carry on in some form even during the event.