Jonty Rhodes joins Tamil Nadu Premier League as mentor of Ruby Trichy Warriors

Trichy Warriors coach Tinu Yohannan said ex-South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes will be with the team only for two days

PTI, Jul, 30 2017

Chennai: Legendary South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes will be joining Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) team Ruby Trichy Warriors as mentor.

Tinu Yohannan, the head coach of Trichy Warriors said, "The mere presence of a legendary player like Rhodes can motivate the players. I am excited to welcome him to the team."

"It will be a privilege to have him in our midst. His presence in the dressing room and during the practice session can be invaluable. He can pass on a lot of knowledge to the young players," Yohannan, a former India Test cricketer, said adding Rhodes will be linking up with the squad on 7 August.

"He (Rhodes) will be with the team for two days. Though he will be with the team only for one match, it will be good to have him with us. With his experience, he can pass on valuable tips to the Warriors players," Yohannan added.

Meanwhile, another former South Africa cricketer Lance Klusener, who is the coach of Lyca Kovai Kings, will be joining the team in Dindigul on Monday, the franchise officials said.

Klusener had been the coach of the Kings in the first edition of TNPL.

Legendary Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is also associated with the tournament as mentor of VB Thiruvallur Veerans.

Published Date: Jul 30, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 30, 2017

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