KKR appoint Katich as assistant coach

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Former Australia international Simon Katich has been appointed as assistant coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) side the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

The announcement follows on the heels of the franchise appointing South Africa legend Jacques Kallis as their new head coach.

Katich, who played the last of his 56 Tests for Australia in 2010, led the Perth Scorchers to the Big Bash title in the 2013-2014 season and played in the IPL, for the Kings XI Punjab, in 2009.

Kallis said: "It is great to have Simon on my management team. I have played many games against him and his understanding of the game is very good.

"He is a great asset to have and I really look forward to formulating plans with him and the rest of the team to help KKR to another title in 2016."

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