Physio Andrew parts way with KKR after 12 years
In the latest news, Kolkata Knight Riders will be missing a key member in their set-up as physiotherapist identified as Andrew Leipus has decided to part ways after spending 12 years with the club. The news was confirmed by himself on Twitter.
He also thanked everyone for an incredible journey that he would never forget in his career. He took to his official Twitter handle and tweeted with a picture of him standing in front of the KKR jersey and conveyed a sweet message before leaving.
“After 12 seasons I’m moving on from KKR. Thanks to all the many coaches, players, support staff, management & the owners for an amazing journey & memories created over the years,” Leipus tweeted.
Leipus who is originally from Australia worked as India’s physiotherapist for 5 years from 1999-2004. Interestingly, he was also at the helm of the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
Earlier in the week, Kolkata Knight Riders have also parted ways with chief coach Jacques Kallis and his assistant Simon Katich.
Kallis who took over the reins from Trevor Bayliss as the head coach in October 2015 has helped the franchise reach three consecutive play-offs before failing to make through in 2019.
Under the presence of Kallis and Katich, KKR won 32 of their 61 games.
In the 12th edition of the IPL, the two-time champions failed to make it to the playoffs based on NRR following a six-match losing streak midway through the season and thereby they finished fifth.
“Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family and will always remain so. We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Rider brand as a global brand,” KKR Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Venky Mysore was quoted as saying by the KKR website.
Jacques Kallis, in a recent statement, said: “After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and head coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would like to thank the owners, management and fellow players for many happy memories.”