Stockholm, September 10
Former South Africa worldwide Jonty Rhodes will probably be shifting to Sweden along with his household after the IPL to take cost as head coach of the nation’s nationwide workforce, the Swedish Cricket Federation (SCF) has introduced.
The 51-year-old Rhodes is at the moment in Dubai for the IPL because the fielding coach of Kings XI Punjab.
“Swedish Cricket Federation to invest in junior cricket, high performance & growth through the appointment of South African cricket great Jonty Rhodes as head coach,” SCF stated in an announcement.
Rhodes stated he was excited concerning the recent problem he’ll face in a rustic not recognized for its cricket.
“This opportunity has come at a perfect time, and I am grateful to be able to invest my energies in a completely new environment.”
Jonty Rhodes has been named head coach of Sweden’s cricket workforce.
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“I am really excited to relocate to Sweden with my family and work together with the Swedish Cricket community. This opportunity has come at a perfect time and I am grateful to be able to invest my energies in a completely new environment. I can’t wait to get started,” stated Rhodes.
The SCF claimed that cricket was the second quickest rising sport in Sweden that had seen a 300 per cent improve in participation over the previous two years.
The federation feels that the affiliation with Rhodes is not going to solely assist its nationwide workforce but additionally the grass roots.
“Jonty will play a pivotal role in lifting our players as well as assisting in securing quality coaching framework for the future sustainability of the game,” stated Benn Harradine, SCF Sports Director.
“I am delighted to have him as part of our small and ambitious team,” he added.
Rhodes performed 52 Tests and 245 ODIs for South Africa between 1992 and 2003. He is taken into account among the many most agile to have ever taken the sector in worldwide cricket.
Rhodes is also referred to as an enthusiastic traveller and has extensively lined India throughout his IPL stint. PTI