Rajasthan Royals introduced the signing of New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi as group liaison, contributing in direction of each cricket and operations verticals for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
In this new function, Sodhi shall be working carefully with each the Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara and the Chief Operating Officer, Jake Lush McCrum. Having performed for the franchise within the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Sodhi is well-versed with Rajasthan Royals’ imaginative and prescient and has been an integral a part of the group, each on and off the sphere.
Sodhi was initially to hitch the group for the 2020 season of the IPL in an identical function however turned unavailable because the IPL’s change of dates clashed with New Zealand’s home cricket schedule. He represented Rajasthan Royals in 8 IPL matches, choosing up 9 wickets at an financial system of 6.69.
Sodhi will work with the cricket operations group to create an enticing setting for the gamers in addition to aiding the teaching employees in direction of match day preparations. With the 2021 event set to occur in a bubble once more, he may also be liable for creating a wide range of group occasions, whereas supporting the creation of partaking content material to maintain the Royals followers as near the motion as doable.
During the 2020 lockdown, Sodhi hosted a Royals podcast collection and appears ahead to engaged on a digital content material collection through the forthcoming season.
Welcoming Sodhi in his twin function on the franchise, COO, Jake Lush McCrum stated, “Ish has never really left the Royals family, and I’m delighted he can be on the ground with us this season. He embodies the Royals way, has incredible positive energy and will add so much value across the board. This is a unique role, through which Ish can develop as a future coach and manager while honing his playing technique and leadership skills.”
“The Royals are an innovative, dynamic franchise, playing an entertaining brand of cricket, and I am delighted to rejoin my IPL family to work across the board. Last year I expressed my interest in exploring the management side of the franchise, and the Royals management team was very supportive, offering me a role to enable me to begin my off-field journey. I’m looking forward to supporting both the coaches and the business operations of the team through which I’ll really develop my cricketing and management skills,” he added.