KKR co-owners Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla’s daughter Jhanvi is reported to be poised for assuming the charge of the IPL franchisee soon, national daily Times of India has reported quoting sources.
Jhanvi had come into limelight playing an active role for KKR during the IPL player auction two years ago, when she had matched an aggressively-bidding Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta bid-by-bid.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are reportedly following Mumbai Indians’ policy of allowing youngsters in their set-up to take charge of the franchise. The Reliance Group-owned Mumbai IPL franchisee is being run by Akash Ambani from the front.
“Youngsters tend to bring in fresh energy. Akash’s presence in the Mumbai Indians set-up has led to some very exciting things happening there. It’s the way forward and time for new ideas to seep in,” the paper has quoted a source as saying.
Meanwhile, KKR have roped in ICC World Cup champion England’s coach Trevor Bayliss in place of their chief coach Jacques Kallis. Former New Zealand and KKR wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum will join the team as batting coach and mentor.