IPL 6: Daredevils rope in Jeremy Snape as performance coach

Despite performing well in the previous seasons, the coveted IPL trophy has still eluded Delhi Daredevils © Getty Images

New Delhi: February 14, 2013

Former England cricketer Jeremy Snape has been appointed as the performance coach by Delhi Daredevils management ahead of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Snape who holds a Master in Sports psychology has assisted England in the winter of 2006-07 them in their World Cup preparations. Snape is also acknowledged to have helped South Africa in its journey as the top Test-playing team.

“We are happy to welcome Jeremy as Performance Coach,” said GMR Sports’ Head (Cricket) TA Sekar. “We believe he has the right credentials to help the Delhi Daredevils achieve its goals. We are sure he will bring in fresh ideas and help the coaching staff bring the best out of the players in a high performance environment.

The 39-year-old Snape said he was delighted to be joining Delhi Daredevils for the 2013 IPL season. “The mental side of T20 is both fascinating and vital and I look forward to supporting the players and coaches to achieve their ambitions,” he said.

He last represented England at the first edition of Twenty20 World Cup at South Africa before announcing his retirement.