Former Australia batsman Simon Katich will coach the boys’s Manchester-based staff for the inaugural season of The Hundred.

Katich, 43, is the primary coach to be confirmed for the eight-team cricket event, which begins in July 2020. He can be assisted by present Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple and assistant coach Mark Chilton.

He performed 56 Checks for Australia, scoring greater than 4,00zero runs, earlier than ending his first-class profession at Lancashire in 2013.

Katich brings a wealth of teaching expertise having gained back-to-back Caribbean Premier League titles with the Trinbago Knight Riders (2017 and 2018) whereas he has served as an assistant coach with Kolkata Knight Riders within the Indian Premier League since 2016.

He additionally captained the Perth Scorchers to their first Huge Bash League title in 2014.

Katich stated: “I am extremely excited by the chance to steer the boys’s Manchester-based staff in The Hundred, beginning subsequent yr.

“This can be a competitors that’s catching the eyes of the cricket world, by way of the calibre of gamers and coaches it’ll appeal to, and I’m so excited to start out planning and dealing as males’s Head Coach for this new facet.

“Having played at Emirates Old Trafford for two years, I know what a special place it is, and what an incredible cricket ground it has transformed into over the last decade. This competition is going to be a ground-breaking moment for cricket across the world, and I’m honoured to be part of it.”

The boys’s Participant Draft is ready to offer an historic first for British sport when it’s staged on Sunday, October 20. Will probably be proven stay by Sky Sports activities from 7pm.

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