#IPL: Alfonso Thomas takes up Delhi Daredevils IPL coaching role

Somerset One-Day captain Alfonso Thomas has taken up a short term coaching contract with IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.IPLadvert“I have enjoyed my time as a player in the IPL and this is a great opportunity to gain coaching experience in the short term and to work with Gary Kirsten which I am really looking forward to,” said Thomas, who will be joining Delhi between the 2 and 16 of April.

“As everyone is aware, Alfonso suffered a broken ankle over the winter,” said Somerset director of cricket, Matt Maynard. “Despite him recovering well from this injury, the first LV= County Championship match on April 12 was always going to come around too soon for him to be fully fit for selection.

“The chance arose for him to take on a short term coaching role at Delhi which is great experience, should he wish to move into coaching in the future.

“Medical support to the IPL teams is fantastic and he will be continuing with his rehabilitation whilst in India,” he continued. “He will be back with us on the 16th of April and will be in contention for selection for our 2nd LV= County Championship of the season which begins on the 26th.”

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