Cape Town - Shah Rukh Khan owned Trinbago Knight Riders
(TKR) have announced that legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis will
serve as their chief mentor for the 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPL)
Kallis, an accomplished all-rounder who scored 19 695
first-class runs and took 427 wickets overall in an illustrious career across
all three formats, was a key part of the team's victorious campaign last year.
Now he, along with head coach, Simon Helmot, will lead the
charge as defending champions.
"We are very glad to have the legend on-board in the
TKR set-up as chief mentor and I look forward to working with him closely this
year", said Simon Helmot, head coach of TKR.
Kallis has a long-standing association with the Knight
Riders family. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) from 2011 to 2014 and
played a big role in helping KKR win two IPL championships in 2012 and 2014.
He then became part of the coaching set-up of the team,
before taking over the mantle of head coach of KKR this year.