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Akram takes break as KKR bowling coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 25, 2013

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Wasim Akram relaxes in the dugout with Sourav Ganguly, Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, March 16, 2010
Wasim Akram will not be with KKR this season © Indian Premier League
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Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram will not be available this IPL season because he wants to spend more time with his family. Akram has been with Knight Riders, the IPL champions, for the last three seasons, forming the coaching unit along with chief coach Trevor Bayliss.

"Wasim Akram will be badly missed," Knight Riders' chief executive Venky Mysore said. "He is a legend and a great motivator to have around the team. However, we fully appreciate the reason why he will be unavailable. We hope to work with him in future."

Knight Riders appointed Trevor Penney as their fielding coach. Penny is presently fielding coach of the Indian team and also worked with Deccan Chargers, a former IPL franchise.

The sixth season of the IPL begins on April 3.

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Posted by   on (February 28, 2013, 3:48 GMT)

i mis wasim a lot....upto date we dont have left arm seamer like him on the whole....lets alll wish him a happpy and peaceful life....

Posted by   on (February 27, 2013, 22:11 GMT)

Wish Akram palistan coach and Junaid n Md Amir playing under the GREAT

Posted by binu.emiliya on (February 27, 2013, 7:14 GMT)

If i select an eleven my opening bowlers will be Wasim Akram and Allan Donald

Posted by Prajith4j on (February 26, 2013, 15:25 GMT)

Wasim-THE GREAT will b missed. Luv u & ur swinging yorkers. Stil watching clips of your bowling best. Wish u gud luck in ur future endeavours. Plz cme bak 2 cricket soon-dnt make us 2 wait soon.

Posted by 30-30-150 on (February 26, 2013, 12:23 GMT)

KKR won't make it to the playoffs this season. MI, PWI, DD and RCB look a lot stronger and then you have the ever-consistent CSK too.

Posted by 3009 on (February 26, 2013, 9:50 GMT)

Big drawback! Especially for Uncapped talents of KKR.

Posted by yasir08 on (February 26, 2013, 9:17 GMT)

kkr wil miss him..but if they gng wid the same team they hav a chanc of wining the title dis year..my team for them 1. Gautham 2. Bisla 3. Kallis 4. Tiwary 5. Yousuf 6. Shakib/doeschate 7. Das/shukla 8. Patinson 9. Balaji 10. Iqbal 11.narine

Posted by   on (February 26, 2013, 6:44 GMT)

i like akram he s my favourite bowler and best bowler ever the world produced

Posted by   on (February 26, 2013, 6:21 GMT)

well.. if he gets paid he will coach pakistanis too....

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