Former Proteas coach Mickey Arthur will work with the Central Stags’ T20 team in New Zealand domestic cricket later this year.
Arthur was recently removed as head coach of Pakistan. He has also coached Australia and South Africa, and worked with the Dhaka Dynamites and Karachi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League and Pakistan Super League, respectively.
‘I am really looking forward to joining up with the team at Central Districts,’ said Arthur.
‘I have always admired New Zealand cricket and to work in the system is going to be very exciting. This is a great opportunity for me and I can’t wait to help the Central Stags defend the title, but also to contribute to an environment of excellence and enhance the skills of the cricketers.’
Former South Africa U19 batsman Willem Ludick plays for the Stags alongside several Black Caps cricketers, including all-rounder Doug Bracewell, fast bowler Adam Milne and batsman Ross Taylor.
‘This is a significant day for CD cricket and for the Central Stags,’ said chief executive officer Pete de Wet.
‘Mickey is a clearly world-class coach. With our talented group of players, we know that Mickey will positively impact our group.
‘With a T20 World Cup on the horizon, this is a well-timed investment that we hope will see more Stags representing New Zealand in Australia next year.’
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