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Anil Kumble appointed Kings XI Punjab head coach
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Anil Kumble appointed Kings XI Punjab head coach

Anil Kumble has been appointed as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season.

According to ESPNCricinfo, Kumble has also been put in charge of ‘all cricket related affairs’ of the team.

The former leg-spinner will take over the charge from Mike Hesson, who worked with the franchise for only one season despite having signed a contract for two years.

Kings XI Punjab will be the third franchise Kumble will be involved with. He signed with RCB as a player and later went on to lead the side. He later on mentored the same side before mentoring Mumbai Indians.

He was appointed head coach of India’s men team in 2016 but stepped down after a year following differences with skipper Virat Kohli.