Wiz Khalifa the new owner of Pittsburgh Pirates
With the MLC revolution happening it seems like Rap sensation Wiz Khalifa has jumped on the ship and bought the franchise Pittsburgh Pirates. He reveals his "addiction" to cricket and has always dreamt of owning a cricket franchise.
"Ive always loved cricket from a young age so its a privilege to own a team which i can work on building", Khalifa says in a giggling tone, "i'll ensure that we will get the best coaches in the business to do the best we possibly can".
As soon as Khalifa was appointed as the new owner of Pittsburgh Pirates he straightaway called his good mate Mickey Arthur to coach the team. On top of that he hired the former Bangladeshi coach, Jamie Siddons to be the specialist batting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Asked why Khalifa appointed Siddons he replied, "ive seen the work he has done to transform capable batsmen to class batsmen so i have the faith of Siddons to put in 110% into the team. I know he will take the team to an all time high".
"We need to learn to inhale success"
Khalifa has also picked Waqar Younis as the bowling coach, and Davey Lopes as fielding coach. Davey Lopes is the first base coach of the LA Dodgers and Khalifa explains that fielding tactics employed in baseball will be effective in cricket.
One of the most prized signings is Eva Carneiro (Chelsea FC's physio) as physio and team trainer.
"Eva will be their to make sure everyone doesnt get puffed out"
"With the joint effort from everyone i think we will be able to blunt out the opposition and win games", Khalifa tells.
Wiz Khalifa at the Pittsburgh Pirates press conference