Wasim Akram not to be part of IPL 2017: KKR

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders today made it clear that their bowling coach and mentor Wasim Akram will not be a part of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 cricket tournament.


Wasim Akram has cited professional commitments and time constraints for his inability to be part of KKR for the upcoming season.

Akram said in a release: “I have loved the camaraderie in KKR team and have enjoyed every opportunity to mentor the highly talented team over the years. I am surely going to miss being part of the dressing room but I wish the team continued success.”

KKR Managing Director and CEO Venky Mysore said, “We will miss Wasim Bhai who has been part of the KKR family over the last few years and has played a significant role in our title triumphs in 2012 and 2014. We wish him the very best in all his endeavors.”