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IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab Announce All Indian Support Staff Team

By: Cricketnext Staff

Edited By: Arnab Sen

Last Updated: February 17, 2017, 14:00 IST

File photo of KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta, mentor Virender Sehwag and assistant coach Mithun Manhas (Getty Images)

File photo of KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta, mentor Virender Sehwag and assistant coach Mithun Manhas (Getty Images)

Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab on Friday announced their new support staff team for the upcoming season and it will be an all Indian team.

New Delhi: Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab on Friday announced their new support staff team for the upcoming season and it will be an all Indian team.

The support staff includes former Delhi batsman Mithun Manhas as assistant coach and J Arun Kumar as batting coach for the series. They will be joined by Amit Tyagi who will be the new Physiotherapist and Manoj Kumar has come on board as the team’s Yoga Instructor.

While R Sridhar will continue as fielding coach along with Nishant Thakur who takes care of strength and conditioning and Naresh Kumar who is the team masseur, the support staff will be working in tandem with Virender Sehwag to mentor the team for the tournament.

Virender Sehwag, Director – Cricket Operations and Brand Ambassador, Kings XI Punjab said, “I am delighted to welcome Mithun, J Arun, Amit and Manoj onboard. I truly believe they will add value and strength to the squad. We are looking forward to working with each other and having a great tournament ahead.”

Commenting on the announcement, Promoters, Kings XI Punjab said, “We would like to welcome the team’s new coaches to the Kings XI Punjab family and are confident that our new support staff will help the boys play a better brand of cricket altogether. All of them are seasoned professionals and will enable the team to do their best this season.”

Mithun Manhas is a first class all-rounder who has played for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy and was previously associated with Chennai Super Kings, Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils. J Arun Kumar has coached Karnataka for Ranji Trophy and has also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.

first published:February 17, 2017, 14:00 IST
last updated:February 17, 2017, 14:00 IST