Andy Flower on Wednesday stepped down from Punjab Kings’ assistant coach position only a day after groups submitted its retained gamers’ checklist.
Flower, who has been teaching for practically 15 years, resigned because the assistant coach of the Punjab outfit, as confirmed by BCCI.
Andy Flower to affix a brand new franchise in IPL?
It’s being anticipated that the previous Zimbabwe participant would possibly get a task in one of many two new franchises (Ahmedabad and Lucknow) in IPL 2022.
“He despatched his resignation to the workforce lately. It has been accepted. There’s a good probability that he goes to one of many new groups (Lucknow or Ahmedabad),” a BCCI official advised information company PTI.
Flower joined Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2020 and labored underneath head coach Anil Kumble for 2 seasons together with Wasim Jaffer (batting coach), Damien Wright (bowling coach) and Jonty Rhodes (fielding coach).
Flower can also be the pinnacle coach of St Lucia Kings within the Caribbean Premier League. St Lucia Kings, who ended as runners-up in CPL 2021 to St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, is owned by the identical consortium that owns Punjab Kings in IPL.
Punjab Kings completed sixth on the factors desk of IPL 2021 with 12 factors from 14 matches. Nonetheless, after releasing him within the latest retention checklist, the franchise has additionally parted methods with its skipper KL Rahul.
KL Rahul parted methods with Punjab Kings after 4 years
Rahul performed for Punjab for 4 seasons since becoming a member of them in 2018 and ended up turning into their highest run-scorer with 2548 runs from 55 matches.
Experiences have additionally advised that Rahul would possibly lead the Lucknow franchise, considered one of two new groups, in IPL 2022.
Punjab Kings retained Mayank Agarwal and uncapped participant Arshdeep Singh for Rs 12 crores and 4 crores, respectively, with Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami have been additionally launched.
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