Kallis appointed chief mentor for Knight Riders
PORT OF SPAIN, CMC:
Renowned South African all-rounder, Jacques Kallis, has been appointed as chief mentor to the Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League season.
The 40-year-old debuted last year as a player for Knight Riders then known as Trinidad Red Steel and helped them win the coveted Twenty20 title for the first time.
Head coach Simon Helmot said he expected Kallis to play a key role again for the Port of Spain-based franchise.
"We are very glad to have the legend on-board in the TKR set-up as chief mentor and I look forward to working with him closely this year," Helmot said.
Kallis is serving as head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, after previously spending four years as a player for the franchise, in which time KKR snapped up two IPL titles.
He is considered perhaps the finest all-rounder of his generation, with over 13,289 runs in 166 Tests, 11,579 in 328 one-day Internationals and 19,695 first-class runs.
Kallis, a right-arm seamer, claimed 292 Test wickets, 273 ODI scalps and 427 first-class wickets.