Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin
Crowe has parted ways with Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20
cricket franchise Bangalore.
Crowe, appointed as the Bangalore Royal Challengers chief cricket
officer for their inaugural season, said he left the organisation by
“mutual consent” according to a report on cricket website
He has been replaced by former South African coach Ray Jennings.
Crowe’s departure is the latest disclosure in a series of
management changes effected by various IPL teams leading up to the
one-month trading window for players that starts on December 15.
The Challengers had already replaced Charu Sharma, their chief
executive, with Brijesh Patel, the former Indian batsman and
secretary of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), during
the first season.
The team struggled to produce positive results and finished
seventh out of eight.
Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers, who finished last on the points
table, have replaced VVS Laxman, their captain, with Adam Gilchrist,
the retired Australian wicketkeeper.
The Jaipur and Delhi franchises have also removed their chief
executives, despite their success in the first season — Jaipur’s
Rajasthan Royals were the champions while the Delhi Daredevils
reached the semifinals.