Patel takes up new role
Former Black Cap, Dipak Patel will now coach the cricket team at King’s College.
He comes after serving three years as head coach of the Papua New Guinea Barramundis. Patel has been appointed to coach the First XI Cricket team at King’s. Headmaster Simon Lamb says Patel’s experience and knowledge will be an asset to the King’s cricket community.
‘‘Patel has more than 40 years of experience in cricket at first class and international levels, both as a professional player and coach,’’ Lamb says.
‘‘His breadth of coaching experience, technical knowledge, and passion for cultivating team cultures and individual player strengths will be an asset to further developing the talent and ongoing success of our First XI Cricket team.’’
He was previously the head coach of the New Zealand cricket U19 team, New Zealand Cricket and Auckland Cricket Association Spin Bowling Specialist coach, head coach and selector of the Central Districts Cricket Association among a host of other titles.
Patel, who begins his new role with King’s this term, is hoping to use his skills to mentor budding cricketers.
‘‘One of my key objectives is to ensure these students realise their potential,’’ he says.
King’s College have recruited former Black Cap Dipak Patel as their new coach.