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A few days after announcing his retirement, New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori has been appointed as the Brisbane Heat’s head coach.
The move comes after former coach Stuart Law and captain James Hopes stepped down following the Heat’s disastrous Big Bash League (BBL) campaign, which saw them lose six out of their eight games.
“It is a big job but one that I am excited about tackling,” Vettori said. “It has been a few big months for everyone with the World Cup but I am pleased to begin getting myself ready for what comes next.”
Vettori also has experience playing with the Heat as he has represented the franchise in all four BBL seasons.
“I found my initial experience as the coach of Bangalore in the IPL to be very rewarding last year and so I am grateful to them for allowing me this additional opportunity to develop my coaching skills and background,” he added.
Queensland’s high performance manager, Brett Jones, added: “Dan coming on board for the next three BBL seasons will certainly assist us with finalising the bulk of our recruiting and planning for the coming year. We’re delighted to have him back with us, considering it is a relationship that goes back more than five years ago to the original Big Bash when he played for Queensland.”