Lance Klusener has been named coach of the Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League, after Daniel Vettori retired due to the tournament being moved from November to January.
Vettori, who was appointed in March of this year, will be busy in January with the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, which will run from December 19, 2018 to February 17, 2019. The BPL is rescheduled for January 5 begins, and will end sometime in mid-February.
"Vettori signed the contract with Rajshahi Kings on the condition that he would not be available if the time of the BPL coincided with the Big Bash League, since his participation with his Big The Bash team had a long-term contract," he said. Kings CEO, Tahmeed Huq.
Klusener, who was recently appointed technical advisor to Delhi, will be in his first stage of training in Bangladesh. He was previously Zimbabwe's hitting coach, having started his coaching career in 2012 for the Dolphins in the South African national competition. He also had a brief stint with the senior team of South Africa in 2015, and with Mumbai Indians at the IPL in 2011.
In 2010, Klusener rejected the post of Bangladesh bowling coach, which eventually went to Champaka Ramanayake.