Arthur and Neilsen to coach CPL teams

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Arthur will take up his first cricket-based coaching job since being fired as Australia head coach last year

Former Australia head coaches Mickey Arthur and Tim Neilsen will coach two separate teams in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Arthur will replace former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon as head coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs, while Neilsen will take over from Sir Vivian Richards as head coach of the Antigua Hawksbills.

Richards will now take on a mentoring role with the Hawksbills.

“I was impressed by the standard of last year’s competition so I’m delighted to be involved in CPL 2014,” Neilsen said. “I’m looking forward to taking the reins of the Hawksbills and I hope that together with the rest of the coaching staff, and with the help of Sir Viv, who I am very excited about working with, we can take them to the trophy this time around.”

Matthew Maynard will lead the St Lucia Zouks, while Roger Harper will coach the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Robin Singh the Barbados Tridents and Simon Helmot the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel.

CPL director of cricket Tom Moody was pleased to welcome Arthur and Neilsen aboard, and said: “We’re extremely pleased to have secured such a strong line up of talented and respected coaches for this year’s tournament. With their technical expertise along with the guidance from our legendary mentors, the standard of cricket this year is set to be higher than ever.”

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