Former Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne has been reappointed as the team’s mentor and brand ambassador of the team for the second time in a row.
As a Team Mentor, Shane will work alongside Head Coach Andrew McDonald. He has been teammates with Andrew McDonald from 2003-07 for Victoria. He will also join up 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.
Shane’s trip to UAE will see him working with Royals management team to strengthen their international fanbase and wow the Royals existing and potential sponsors with his exceptional cricketing knowledge and foresight. He will also be campaigning for the ethos of Royals philanthropic initiatives focussed towards a woman empowered culture with the Royal Rajasthan Foundation, the CSR arm of the franchise.
Adding on the appointment of Shane Warne, COO of Rajasthan Royals 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.”
Shane Warne, who will be continuing his association with the Royals in this dual role, said, “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,” added Warne.