The Stars will become major contenders for the title if they manage to sign Richards
Legendary West Indian batsman Sir Viv Richards is currently in talks with Big Bash League team the Melbourne Stars to take up a proposal of becoming their new team mentor.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Stars captain Shane Warne asked Richards to join the franchise and work with the other members of support staff.
Even though a deal is still being discussed, the franchise have confirmed that 60-year-old Antiguan is considering the offer to become a mentor to the players in the team.
If the Stars were to sign Richards, he would be yet another legendary player to join the support staff, as Ian Chappell has already taken over as the chairman of selectors.
Despite not being the batting coach of the team, the Stars announced that Richards will still play a huge part in helping players such as Cameron White, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Glenn Maxwell and England’s Luke Wright develop and strengthen their batting technique.