New Delhi, Jan.11: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming has been appointed as the head coach of the Pune franchise for the next two seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL).  Confirming the news, head of New Rising group Sanjeev Goenka said that Fleming had been a remarkable player and his appointment would prove beneficial for the team. (Also Read: Zaheer Khan: It’s advantage India at World T20)

“He has been remarkably successful as a player in the international arena and I firmly believe that his technical knowhow, perseverance and organisation skills will work wonders for our team,” Goenka was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.  Earlier, Pune’s New Rising and Rajkot’s Intex won the bid of the two new franchises for the next two editions of the IPL.  The process of choosing two new teams came in the wake of a two-year suspension imposed by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha committee on two IPL franchises CSK and RR after their investigation into the 2013 IPL corruption scandal.