Sunrisers Hyderabad announced the addition of West Indies batting star Brian Lara and South African pace legend Dale Steyn to their revised support team ahead of the 2022 IPL season on Thursday. The former West Indies captain, who is often seen commentating during the IPL, has been named strategic adviser and batting coach, while Steyn, who has previously played for numerous IPL clubs, including the Sunrisers, has been named speed bowling coach.
Muttiah Muralitharan, a former Sri Lankan great, is still the spin bowling coach. Following the departure of fellow Australian Trevor Bayliss at the end of the 2021 season, Moody returned as head coach. Last season, Moody served as the Sunrisers’ director of cricket.
Hemang Badani, a former India batter, has been designated fielding coach, while Simon Katich, the RCB’s head coach, has been named assistant coach. Prior to the blockbuster auction in February, the Sunrisers had retained three players: skipper Kane Williamson, uncapped Umran Malik, and Abdul Samad. In the 2021 IPL, the team finished last.
In other news, CVC Capital, an investment firm, is expected to receive approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The firm, which paid Rs 5,625 crores for the Ahmedabad-based staff, was alleged to be associated with gaming and betting companies.
CVC Capitals’ portfolio firms include Sisal, a betting gaming and payments company, and Tipico, a sports betting and online gaming company. The BCCI office-bearers discussed CVC issues during the board’s recent annual general meeting, and it was discovered that the corporation had two funds, one European and the other Asian.