Kirsten to coach Hobart Hurricanes

“I’m really looking forward to this coaching opportunity with the Hurricanes”

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Gary Kirsten has been appointed as the coach of Hobart Hurricanes for the next two seasons of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Kirsten has an impressive coaching background as he was coached India and South Africa before becoming head coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, the Delhi Daredevils.

Kirsten was chosen to be the Hurricanes’ coach by a coaching selection panel, which consisted of Ricky Ponting, David Boon, Nick Cummins, Cricket Tasmania’s general manager Andrew Dykes and Hurricanes general manager Bill Avery.

“I am committed to developing the young T20 talent within the club and the region – at the same time creating the best environment for our leaders and experienced players to perform their best,” Kirsten said. “To have the opportunity to work within Australian cricket is a huge privilege.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed watching BBL over the past few years and I’m really looking forward to this coaching opportunity with the Hurricanes and Tasmanian cricket. My vision is to help the Hurricanes become the club of choice for all aspiring BBL players. I would also like to help create an environment which enables a positive and entertaining brand of T20 cricket and to help deliver consistent success to the club.”

Avery added: “Gary has a contemporary approach to T20 coaching and is looking forward to creating a vibrant and strong environment for players to succeed. We are striving for the Hurricanes to be a BBL club of choice for local and international T20 players, and Gary shares this vision.”

Kirsten is set to travel to Hobart in the middle of the year in order to get acquainted with the team prior to the BBL.

But while Cricket Tasmania may have secured the services of Kirsten for the Hurricanes, their hunt for a state coach still goes on as they parted ways with Dan Marsh in February.

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