Former India players Sridharan Sriram and Robin Singh have acquired coaching jobs at the forthcoming T20 Global League of South Africa, the inaugural edition of which will get underway later in the year. Sriram will coach the Jo’burg Giants, while Robin Singh will take charge of the Bloem City Blazers.
The coaches for all eight franchises were announced on Wednesday (August 23), and the list includes all familiar names.
Robin Singh has a good amount of experience coaching T20 teams around the world. After a career spanning 136 ODIs and one Test, Singh was head coach at Deccan Chargers in 2008, followed by a stint with Mumbai Indians. He has also ventured into the Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and the T20 competition in Sri Lanka.
Sriram, who has been serving as a spin consultant for Australia currently, has worked as a coach at Delhi Daredevils previously. He is a veteran of close to 15000 domestic runs, over 200 wickets, and has played 8 ODIs.
The other coaches in the competition are Jacques Kallis (Cape Town Knight Riders), Mark Boucher (Nelson Mandela Bay Stars), Paddy Upton (Durban Qalandars), Stephen Fleming (Stellenbosch Monarchs), Russell Domingo (Pretoria Mavericks), and Graeme Smith (Benoni Zalmi).