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Gregory Allen King, commonly known as Greg King, born 7 August 1973 in Johannesburg,.[1] Son to Nathan and Glenys King, with 3 sibling. A South African former first-class cricketer who later became the fitness coach for India and South Africa during a period where both teams were fitness strong and winning titles. He was also the fitness trainer to Chennai Super Kings from 2008 to 2015 before the team was banned from IPL for 2 years. He was roped back for the same role by CSK when they made a comeback in 2018. He was a part of Indian team since 2003 till his contract ended in 2007. He overtook this post from Adrian Le Roux, who previously held this position in Indian team.[2][3] He played three first-class games for Border B in the 1995–96 season.[4]

Greg King
Personal information
Full nameGregory Allen King
Born (1973-08-07) 7 August 1973 (age 46)
Transvaal, Johannesburg, South Africa
BattingRight-Handed
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1995/96Border
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 3
Runs scored 61
Batting average 15.25
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 37*
Balls bowled -
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: [1]

Early Life and CareerEdit

He post-graduated in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics from King Edward VII, St John's College, Rhodes University.[5] He was a junior representative of cricket to TVL Nuff (1990–92).[6] He soon gave up playing cricket after playing just 3 first-class matches for Border B team and went on to become a fitness trainer. In 2003, he became the fitness trainer to Indian national cricket team till the time his contract got over in 2007. Then he was appointed for the same job by South Africa in 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greg King". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Gregory King appointed Chennai Super Kings trainer". MyKhel.
  3. ^ "South Africa's icy plans to beat UAE heat". ESPN Cricinfo.
  4. ^ "Greg King". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Trainer Greg King decides against extending contract". ESPN Cricinfo.
  6. ^ "Greg King". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 January 2018.