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Indian Premier League 2024: Sanjay Bangar Appointed As Punjab Kings' Head Of Cricket Development

Bangar will work in tandem with the team's head coach Trevor Bayliss as the duo will form the think tank for the IPL auction, slated to be held in Dubai on December 19.

Former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar
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Former India cricketer Sanjay Bangar is back in action as he has joined IPL franchise, Punjab Kings' head of cricket development. This is Bangar's second stint with the IPL side, having earlier worked with them as an assistant coach (2014) and head coach (2015, 2016). (IPL 2024 Auction Streaming | Cricket News)

"It's my privilege to be with the Punjab Kings again," Bangar said in a media release. "We have a good core of players as evidenced by the fact that we have the lowest number of player releases this year. The challenge is to give the squad the best support possible during and after the season to make the team stronger and deliver success."

Bangar will work in tandem with the team's head coach Trevor Bayliss as the duo will form the think tank for the IPL auction, slated to be held in Dubai on December 19.

"We have a good core group of players as evidenced by the fact that we have the lowest number of player releases this year. The challenge is to give the squad the best support possible during and after the season to make the team stronger and deliver success," Bangar said.

Bangar was the Royal Challengers Bangalore batting consultant before being named the team's head coach for the next two years.

Punjab Kings have released five players, including Tamil Nadu's Shahrukh Khan.
(With PTI inputs)

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