Paddy Upton is Rajasthan Royals' coach

By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, January 25, 2013 | 4:06:02 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals Friday announced the appointment of South African Paddy Upton as the team's head coach.

Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals Friday announced the appointment of South African Paddy Upton as the team's head coach.

The 44-year-old mental conditioning coach of the South African cricket team will coach the Royals in the sixth season IPL scheduled to begin in April.

Upton assisted former India coach Gary Kirsten as mental conditioning coach, taking the Indian cricket team to the 2011 ICC World Cup triumph. The South African team became the No.1 test-playing nation under Kirsten and Upton's tutelage.

Upton's unique coaching approach is said to be groundbreaking, redefining sports coaching the world over. He received appreciation from various quarters for his immense contribution to the World Cup-winning Indian team.

Upton, who will take on the role of head coach said of his appointment, said, "It is indeed an honour for me to coach a dynamic team like Rajasthan Royals. It will be wonderful to work with Rahul (Dravid) once more. The team has some very talented players who have been noticed by the cricketing fraternity because of their phenomenal attitude and undying team spirit."

Rahul Dravid, captain of the Rajasthan Royals, said, "I have worked with Paddy in the past and greatly respect him for his knowledge and professionalism. We welcome him to Rajasthan Royals and look forward to working with him in the coming months."

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  95

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Sports Articles Index

  

Articles in National, Sports

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.