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Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with coach Kallis

15 Jul 2019, 04:12 GMT+10

Cape Town - Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, the Kolkata Knight Riders, have parted ways with former Proteas great head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katish.

According the Cricinfo's website, Kallis' departure ends a nine-year relationship - as player and then coach - with the franchise.

Kallis was appointed Knight Riders' head coach in October 2015, taking over from Trevor Bayliss, the current England coach.

In this year's IPL, the side finished fifth, losing out on playoff qualification based on net run-rate, after a six-match losing streak midway through the season.

Kallis, however, could remain a part of the Knight Riders brand, according to team CEO Venky Mysore.

Mysore said, while announcing the changes.

Kallis, too, released a statement following the decision.

he said.

Kallis, 43, played 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20s for South Africa and is widely acknowledged as one of cricket's greatest ever players.

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