Flower named St Lucia Zouks head coach after Kings XI Punjab tie-up

first_imgANDY Flower was named as St Lucia Zouks’ new head coach for the 2020 CPL season.The Zouks were sold to KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited, the owners of Kings XI Punjab, last month, and Flower was named as Kings XI’s new assistant coach on Saturday.The appointment mirrors the one made by Red Chillies Entertainment in 2019, who named Brendon McCullum as Trinbago Knight Riders’ head coach and Kolkata Knight Riders’ assistant coach. McCullum was later announced as KKR’s head coach, after the franchise decided he merited the top job.Flower coached England from 2009 until 2014, and stayed at the ECB until October last year as ‘technical director of elite cricket’.He stepped down from that position in 2019, and coached Maratha Arabians to the Abu Dhabi T10 title in his first role since his departure. He is currently coaching Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League, who are top of the table with five wins from seven games.James Foster coached St Lucia last season, and Brad Hodge held the role in 2018. The franchise last reached the knockout stages of the CPL in 2016.“I am excited to lead and coach this team,” Flower said, according to a press release. “I am a fan of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and would love to be the coach to be associated with the team to bring victory home to the fans in St Lucia.”Satish Menon, Kings XI Punjab’s CEO, said: “I am delighted to have someone of the calibre and eminence of Andy Flower; we sure look forward to a great season ahead.”(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

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late, late show

first_imgARCATA >> For how good the Crabs’ bullpen has been this season, it’s been almost a lock that when they get in the game with a lead, that’s how it’s going to end.Wednesday night was a bit of a different story.The usually-reliable Crabs relief corps couldn’t hold a three-run lead with just six outs to go, as relievers Kevin Calderhead and Justin Watland allowed a combined five eighth-inning runs in Humboldt’s 7-5 loss to the Redding Colt 45s at the Arcata Ball Park.The message from third-year …last_img read more

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Justice Mittal sworn in as Chief Justice of MP High Court

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath congratulates Ajay Kumar Mittal after he took oath as the new Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court during a swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Bhopal, Sunday. Justice A.K. Mittal was on Sunday sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. He was earlier Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, several state cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary S.R. Mohanty and senior members of the legal fraternity were present on the occasion. | Photo Credit: PTIlast_img read more

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