Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kokalta Knight Riders coach John Buchanan axed

john buchanan sacked
Kolkatta Knight Riders, the most talked about team in the IPL, which failed miserably in the second season of the IPL finishing last in the table, recently held a management meeting where it was confirmed that KKR and coach John Buchanan have decided to part ways.

The statements read: "The Knight Riders management and owners have reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of the team with all parties involved and are proactively looking for a new approach to ensure Knight Riders are well prepared for the 2010 season of IPL and beyond. As a part of this exercise, Knight Riders have consulted with John Buchanan to discuss a new approach. John, however, feels that his vision and direction for the team that he wishes to take are no longer aligned to those of the owners and franchise management, and as such he has decided to return to his coaching and corporate consulting work."

Which clearly indicates the difference in opinion as reported earlier by the media.The KKR management supported Buchanan wholeheartedly during both the seasons, despite the team finishing sixth and eighth place respectively. Mehta said "We have amicably agreed that Knight Riders will release him from his contract with immediate effect" in the press release.

John Buchanan thanked the KKR management for supporting him for two seasons. He said he was very disappointed for not being able to continue with KKR and complete the work he started.

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