IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has brought back Paddy Upton as the head coach of the team for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Upton was the coach of the side from 2013-2015 before he moved to Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals) as part of their support staff for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 50-year-old will now once again take the coaching responsibilities for the entire upcoming season of India’s cash-rich league.
Speaking about the appointment of Upton as the head coach of the team, Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket, Rajasthan Royals said, “The experience and knowledge that he brings to the table are unparalleled. As a coach, mentor and scientific trailer, Paddy Upton is well versed with the rigors of modern day sport. We are thrilled to have him back in our team and cannot wait to put on our pads and get going in the new season of this exciting tournament.”
It was under Paddy’s guidance, that Rajasthan had reached the semi-finals of the 2013 edition of the IPL and the finals of the Champions League Twenty20 in the same year.
“It gives us immense pleasure to announce Paddy joining the team. We welcome him back to the Royals family. Paddy is someone who is well versed with the culture of Rajasthan Royals and he knows what it takes to achieve success in international sport at the highest level. We cannot wait for the season to begin and are so pleased that the BCCI has confirmed it will be held entirely in India,” shared Manoj Badale, Lead owner of Rajasthan Royals.
The 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start from March 23 and is expected to go on until the first or second week of May.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar