Australian cricket legend and current Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting signed a three-year deal on Thursday as strategy leader for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.
Australian cricket legend and current Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting signed a three-year deal on Thursday as strategy leader for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. The Hurricanes have not yet won the home T20 league in their 11-year history, and Tasmanian Ponting has said it wants to change that. “With some adjustments in several key areas, I believe the Hurricanes have the foundation to win our first BBL trophy,” said the 47-year-old, who played in the first two years of the tournament.
“The competition and the game itself have changed a lot since I played for the Hurricanes in BBL 01 and BBL 02, and now I know more about the nuances of T20 than ever before.
“I’m excited about the development of Tasmanian and Australian cricket in all forms of the game, so being asked to take on such a critical role for the Hurricanes is truly exceptional.”
Ponting’s first role was to help the Hurricanes get a new head coach after Adam Griffith resigned at the end of last season. He will work with the coach on managerial decisions as well as team strategy and culture, but has no day-to-day responsibilities and will continue to work as a cricket commentator during the Australian summer.
Ponting, who will also remain the coach of the Delhi Capitals, has not yet played an official off-field role at BBL, but has worked as a coaching consultant in Australia in cricket with limited performances.
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Ponting is considered one of the best batsmen of his generation and a captain in his country before he left international cricket in 2012.
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