Kolkata Knight Riders have employed England’s limited-overs analyst Nathan Leamon as their strategic marketing consultant forward of the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League. In keeping with ESPNCricinfo, Leamon will likely be concerned within the decision-making course of within the IPL 2021 public sale, which can happen on Feburary 18 in Chennai.
It’s additional reported that Leamon will take a go away of absence from England nationwide cricket staff all through IPL 2021. KKR is led by Leamon’s fellow Englishman and the captain of England’s white-ball staff, Eoin Morgan.
In December final yr, Leamon was concerned in an issue when he was noticed by the broadcasters passing coded alerts to the England gamers from the dressing room. He positioned two clipboards, one with a quantity on a sheet and the opposite with a letter, in the course of the not too long ago concluded T20I sequence between England and South Africa.
Morgan was additionally proven turning in direction of the analyst within the dugout and he later mentioned that it was a system he used to match decision-making on the sphere with that of these made with “exhausting information”.
Morgan was named the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the course of the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League when wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik abrupty stood down from the position.
KKR narrowly missed the qualification spot for play-offs in IPL 2020, ending at fifth within the league desk.
Leamon was beforehand labored with Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) facet Multan Sultans.