new Delhi. The IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Sunday announced the appointment of former Sri Lankan captain and wicketkeeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara as their cricket director for the upcoming season of the league. Sangakkara, the current MCC president, will have the responsibility to monitor the entire cricket ecosystem of the Royals franchise. This includes coaching structures, auction plans, team strategy, talent discovery and development etc. Along with this, Sangakkara will also be responsible for the development of Royals Academy in Nagpur.
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Sangakkara expressed happiness
Sangakkara expressed happiness over this appointment. He said, I am happy to be associated with the Royals and I am ready for new challenges. I will work with all my heart to strengthen this team. On this appointment, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said that Sangakkara has a lot of experience and also understands modern cricket very well. Working with one of the greatest wicketkeepers of all time will be a moment of pride.
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Sangakkara played cricket for 16 years
Sangakkara has also played a lot in the IPL. Sangakkara has scored over 28 thousand runs for Sri Lanka. His career was 16 years and during this time his Test average was better than all batsmen in the last 46 years.
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