IPL 2020: Shane Warne named mentor and ambassador of Rajasthan Royals

As a team mentor, Warne will work alongside head coach Andrew McDonald. 

Shane Warne has been named as the brand ambassador of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals.   -  Special Arrangement

Spin legend Shane Warne is back at Rajasthan Royals as the team's brand ambassador and mentor.

He will be joining the team in the United Arab Emirates soon, ahead of the Indian Premier League - which begins on September 19.

As a team mentor, Warne will work alongside head coach Andrew McDonald.

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Warne and McDonald were team-mates at Victoria from 2003-2007. He will also be reunited with Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket at Rajasthan Royals, who was with Warne during the inaugural season and together won the tournament back in 2008.

“On my dual role, it's always a great feeling to be back with Royals, my team, my family. It's exciting to be working across all elements of this franchise that I love. We have worked towards our vision of becoming a global team that fans around the world love and follow. This season I am looking forward to working as a Team Mentor and joining up with an excellent backroom staff in Zubin Bharucha and Andrew McDonald.  Hopefully, we can have a successful season and achieve big things in the coming months,” Warne said.

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On the appointment of Warne, Royals COO, Jake Lush McCrum said, “He is one of the all-time greats of the game and is very special to us here at Rajasthan Royals. Shane is someone who exemplifies our vision of driving innovation and we’re delighted to have him with us supporting both the growth of our franchise globally, while also motivating our players for success on the field.”

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