Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs has been named the head coach of the Rotterdam Rhinos, ahead of the inaugural Euro T20 Slam.
The tournament, hosted by Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, will start in late August with six teams contesting 33 matches.
The Amsterdam Knights, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, Dublin Chiefs and Belfast Titans are the five other franchises.
The competition will feature other South Africans, including fast bowler Dale Steyn, batsman JP Duminy and leg-spinner Imran Tahir.
Steyn, Duminy and Tahir, alongside Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Australia’s Luke Ronchi and Australian Chris Lynn were announced as the tournament’s marquee players earlier this year.
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, New Zealand duo Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, England’s Eoin Morgan and Australia’s Shane Watson are the so-called icon players.
The 45-year-old Gibbs played 90 Tests, 248 ODIs and 23 T20Is between 1996 and 2010. His playing career was lined with stints with the Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, Perth Scorchers in Australia’s Big Bash League, St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League, Khulna Royal Bengals in the Bangladesh Premier League and other.
He was the coach the Kuwait national team last year. He was in contention to be the Indian women’s coach, too.
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