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Legendary Australia batsman Allan Border has agreed to become the Brisbane Heat’s mentor for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Border noted that he was looking forward to working with Brisbane head coach Stuart Law since they helped Queensland win their first Sheffield Shield title in the 1994-95 season.
“It’s the 20-year anniversary of that win in March next year so it is great to be working with Stuey again,” Border said. “It would be nice to think we might be able to celebrate a BBL title together too when we all gather again to enjoy the Shield reunion.
“I am very keen to be actively involved with a team again and hopefully I can help the coaching staff and the players nail some of the one-percenters that make the difference to a successful campaign.
“Unfortunately I didn’t get to play T20s in my career but as an administrator and a commentator I’ve seen the BBL grow from its inception to the success it was last season.
“The ability of T20 to attract new fans is very important for cricket and it has been brilliant to see so many mums and dads and kids coming along and enjoying themselves at the Heat games at the Gabba.”