IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals adjudge Kumar Sangakkara as their Director of cricket

Kumar Sangakkara played for Sri Lanka during his cricketing days.

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Kumar Sangakkara

Former wicketkeeper-batsman of Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, was chosen as the Director of cricket for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. The news for his selection came on Sunday ahead of the mini-auctions.

“To oversee the cricket strategy of a franchise in the leading cricket competition in the world, as well as building the development programs and cricketing infrastructure that will provide the future foundation of the IPL team’s on-field success, is an opportunity that really motivated me,” Sangakarra was quoted as saying in a media release.

Sanju Samson is now the captain for RR

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Sanju Samson while playing a match.

Earlier, RR removed Australian Steve Smith as the captain and gave Sanju Samson his place.

“It’s great to have an all-time wicketkeeping great with us, he is someone who’s donned many hats, he was a fantastic keeper-batsman. He’s someone who’s shown great character both on and off the field and the values that one associates with him are the same which we embody here at Rajasthan Royals,” Samson said.

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