Rajshahi Kings appoint Vettori as head coach

The BPL franchise has signed the former New Zealand captain for the 2018 and 2019 seasons

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
Daniel Vettori chats with Brendon McCullum, Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2016-17, Brisbane, January 20, 2017

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Rajshahi Kings have appointed Daniel Vettori as their head coach for the 2018 and 2019 BPL. This will be the first time the former New Zealand captain will be working in Bangladesh.
"With his experience as a specialist coach in the T20 format, Daniel will not only help the team but the local youngsters to learn and excel in this very exciting format," Rajshahi Kings CEO Tahmeed Huq said.
Vettori is already the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Brisbane Heat and Middlesex in the domestic T20 leagues.
Earlier, Sarwar Imran was Rajshahi's coach in 2016 and 2017 seasons. Rajshahi were the runners-up in 2016, but finished second last in the 2017 season.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84