IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara to join Rajasthan Royals as director of cricket

Rajasthan Royals has hired former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara as cricket director for the 2021 Indian Premier League.

One day the Royals decided to part ways with captain Steve Smith as captain and appointed Sanju Samson as their new skipper, team owner Manoj Badale has confirmed that Sangakkara – who is the head of MCC – will take succession as the new team manager.

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“Sanju is at the start of his journey as a leader – and Kumar Sangakkara is joining as director of cricket. He is low-key and is a very, very strong individual. [Being a] Wicketkeeper is a great position to lead the team, ”said Badale.

After leaving international cricket, Sangakkara has been a mentor with several franchise leagues.

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