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IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab name Brad Hodge as head coach

Brad Hodge, who held a similar role with Gujarat Lions in the last two seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will now report to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) mentor Virender Sehwag

cricket Updated: Dec 14, 2017 09:15 IST
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Former Australia cricket team player Brad Hodge is an active player in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades but will join Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as head coach soon after the end of BBL 2017-18 season.(Getty Images)

Former Australia cricket team batsman Bard Hodge has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for a three-year term.

Hodge, 42, held a similar role with Gujarat Lions for the last two seasons and will now report to KXIP’s mentor-cum director of cricket, Virender Sehwag.

KXIP’s head coach’s job was informally held by Sehwag after India team’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar resigned in December 2016.

“We have signed a three-year agreement with Brad, who will be our head coach,” Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“Viru (Sehwag) will be actively involved, too, as our director of cricket.”

Hodge continues to feature as an active player and will be playing for Melbourne Renegades in the 2017-18 Big Bash League (BBL) before joining KXIP as the head coach.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 23:26 IST