Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday signed up Haryana all-rounder Sachin Rana after the end of their three-day trials at the Eden Gardens.
With team owner Shah Rukh Khan away in the US and coach John Buchanan leaving the camp midway to honour his personal commitments, Kolkata Knight Riders would announce the detailed list of sign-ups at a later date.
The Knight Riders would again assemble at the Eden Gardens in the first week of February for skill enhancement of the Indian Premier League side’s new players.
“As of now, Rana has been signed up at the end of the camp. Another sign-up is Gujarat off-spinner Mohnish Parmar, though he has been with Knight Riders before the camp got underway,” said Knight Riders Chief Executive Officer Joy Bhattacharya.
He added that there would be more sign ups from the trail camp as they have discussed the report card of each of the 40 probables.
“This camp was basically talent assessment, while in February having identified the talents we will go for some skill enhancement exercises,” Bhattacharya said.
Expressing his concern about the availability of Australian players Ricky Ponting and David Hussey during the IPL’s second edition, Bhattacharya said, “They are still with our scheme of things. But nobody knows whether they would be available because of their national commitments. We are concerned about their availability.”