Anil Kumble to be the new head coach of Kings XI Punjab

Kumble was earlier the chief mentor with Mumbai Indians.

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Former Indian skipper Anil Kumble is all set to start new innings as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was earlier the chief mentor with Mumbai Indians.

Kumble, who is India's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket is expected to turn things around for Punjab and help them get a better standing in the upcoming season.

As per ESPNcricinfo, Kumble will also be put in charge of "all cricket-related affairs" of the team for the foreseeable future. With the signing, Kumble becomes the only Indian coach in the IPL. It further added that Kumble is all set to present before the team management his plans for the team on October 19.

Kumble is replacing Mike Hesson who left the franchise in August. He resigned from the Mumbai franchisee in November 2015 in a bid to pursue other opportunities in sports and cricket. Following this, he was appointed the head coach of Indian Cticket team by BCCI in June 2016 but resigned in a year times because of "untenable" differences with Captain Virat Kohli.

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