Sunil Narine will lead LA Knight Riders (LAKR) in the inaugural season of the MLC starting July 13 in the USA. Narine and his Kolkata Knight Riders team-mate Andre Russell are among the big names at the Knight Riders franchise that also named Phil Simmons as their head coach in the MLC. LAKR will kick-start MLC against Texas Super Kings at the Grand Prairie Stadium.
Simmons will be assisted by Bharat Arun as the bowling coach, Ryan Ten Doeschate as the assistant coach and AR Srikkanth as the team analyst. Arun is also the bowling coach for KKR in the IPL.