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Wasim Akram to return to Kolkata Knight Riders’s bowling as bowling advisor

Pace legend Wasim Akram has renewed his association with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)for another term and will try to wrest the title that they won in 2012.

“Akram has told us that his services will be available for the full length of the tournament this time,” KKR Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Venky Mysore told mediapersons.

In 2010, Akram was appointed the bowling coach of KKR. But he stepped down in 2013 citing personal reasons.

Ahead of the February 12 IPL auction in Bangalore, Mysore kept his cards close to his chest when asked whether the franchise would go for sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen and Indian dasher Virender Sehwag.

Pietersen was dropped from the England team for the forthcoming tour of the Caribbean later this month and the World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh in March, effectively ending his international career.

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