Wasim Akram steps down from KKR bowling coach's post

Akram cited personal reasons for leaving the team that he had helped en route to the IPL trophy last year.

updated: February 25, 2013 19:46 IST
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New Delhi: Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram on Monday, stepped down from the post of mentor and bowling coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders citing personal reasons.

Akram has been an integral part of the team for the past three seasons and also been a part of the core team along with chief coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Gautam Gambhir that helped in devising the strategy for the champion side.

According to team management, Akram has expressed his desire to spend more time with his family as his two sons Taimur and Akbar are barely in their teens.

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