IPL 2010 December 1, 2009

Rohan Gavaskar, Eklak join KKR

Cricinfo staff

Kolkata Knight Riders have recruited Rohan Gavaskar and left-arm seamer Eklak Ahmid - both former ICL players - into their ranks. The Bengal duo were part of a two-day training camp at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata under the supervision of Dav Whatmore, KKR's new coach.

Gavaskar, son of Sunil, has represented India in 11 ODIs. He's played 116 first-class games, scoring 6914 runs at 44.60, and also bowls occasional left-arm spin. He played for Royal Bengal Tigers in the ICL, so did Eklal, who just has two first-class appearances to his name.

"It's certainly great that I am now a part of KKR after joining the Bengal Ranji Trophy squad. Twenty20 suits my style as I have scored good amount of runs in the ICL as well," Gavaskar said at the end of the day's practice session. "The association with someone so successful like Dav Whatmore should benefit me. Dav has certainly had loads of success as a coach, especially during his stint with the Sri Lankan team".

The third edition of the IPL, in 2010, runs from March 12 to April 25.