New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- Rajasthan Royals on Monday appointed Australian coach and cricketer Andrew Barry McDonald as their new head coach for a tenure of three years.

Andrew McDonald, former coach of BBL champions Melbourne Renegades, was appointed as coach after the franchise's board meeting on Monday. His first assignment as head coach of RR will be at IPL auction, scheduled for December 19 in Kolkata.

The interview panel for the Head Coach process included external experts and internal leadership which included Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals.

"We are delighted to appoint Andrew as our Head Coach. He shares our belief of discovering potential and championing dreams and is aligned with our vision to continue to dri...