Kirsten to coach Cardiff in ‘The Hundred’
Former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten is super excited for a new chapter in his coaching career as he will be coaching the Cardiff-based men’s team for the forthcoming new 100-ball tournament in England– ‘The Hundred’.
Gary Kirsten has also expressed his opinion about coaching the Cardiff-based team.
“To be involved in English and Welsh cricket from a coaching perspective is something that I have never done. It’s great to be given that opportunity and to come to Cardiff,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Kirsten as saying.
“This is a new format that I am sure will grow and grow. The real win is that it will grab the attention of families and expose the game of cricket to as many environments and communities as possible: he added.
Previously, it was announced that Gary Kirsten will be coaching Durban Heat in the upcoming Mzansi Super League (MSL).
Kirsten had spent time with Warriors franchise in the Eastern Cape as a consultant batting coach. In 2007, he became the coach of the Indian team and steered them to victory in the 2011 World Cup.
After the mega tournament, Kirsten called time as Indian coach and went on to coach his home country South Africa. However, he stepped down from the post of South African coach in 2013 and couple of months later, he was appointed the coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils.
Kirsten has been the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the past two IPL editions. He has also performed the same role for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash