Buchanan's son to play for Knight Riders

Sydney, Sep 24 (UNI) Kolkata Knight Riders coach John Buchanan's eldest son Michael will join the Indian Premier League team to play against the Queensland Bulls.

Michael has played 11 One-day games for Queensland but the all-rounder is still not contracted to the Bulls.

He will get the chance to fight against his own teammates and prove his worth when he get into Knight Riders' colours to play a few Twenty20 matches.

Michael, 25, has close ties with Knight Riders as he was their strength and conditioning trainer during the last IPL season.

Knight Riders are presently in Brisbane and will train there for a fortnight and will make use of coaching staff including Queensland fast bowler Andy Bichel and former Bulls wicketkeeper Wade Seccombe, Fox Sports reported.

IPL bosses will soon meet to establish the guidelines for next year's competition.

However, Buchanan has urged them to retain the salary caps.

''For this type of competition to be successful, it should not come down to who has the biggest chequebook,'' Buchanan said.


Story first published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 19:38 [IST]
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