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Former South Africa spinner Johan Botha has been appointed as the Guyana Amazon Warriors’ head coach for the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Botha has previously coached at the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he worked with Islamabad United and the Multan Sultans.
He also won a CPL title with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, who are now known as the Trinbago Knight Riders, back in 2015.
“I really enjoyed my time with the Hero CPL as a player, and I can’t wait to get underway as a coach,” Botha was quoted as saying by the CPL website. “The squad that the Amazon Warriors have put together for this year is really impressive and I am sure we will be challenging for the title at the end of the season.”
In addition to hiring Botha, the Amazon Warriors have also named Guyana and West Indies A Team Manager Rayon Griffith as their assistant coach.
Omar Khan, the franchise’s Team and Operations Manager, was delighted to have secured the services of Botha and Griffith, and said: “The management of the franchise puts in continuous effort to do things differently with the aim of winning the title.
“After getting so close over the years was are delighted to have Johan and Rayon at the helm of our coaching staff this year. They are both very professional and are very much involved in cricket coaching and development and are expected to bring new ideas and initiatives to the team set-up.”
The 2018 CPL begins on August 8, but the Amazon Warriors will begin their campaign they day after against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.