Ricky Ponting Joins Hobart Hurricanes As Head Of Strategy

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Ricky Ponting Joins Hobart Hurricanes
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Ricky Ponting Joins Hobart Hurricanes: Ricky Ponting has been designated the Hobart Hurricanes’ new head of strategy. Ponting has previously represented Hobart in the Big Bash League, although the squad has yet to win a title.

Ponting will come on board for three years and will have a significant influence on critical choices. “Ponting has signed a three-year contract with the male Hurricanes program, which will see him identify candidates for the now-vacant head coaching position and work on the match and list strategy with the then-appointed coach,” the Hobart Hurricanes said in a statement.

As he begins his new role, Ponting feels he is in a better position to comprehend T20 cricket. “The competition and the game have evolved dramatically since I played for the Hurricanes in the BBL|01 and BBL|02, and I know a lot more about the complexities of the T20 game now than I did then,” Ponting said.

He further added, “I’m passionate about the progression of Tasmanian and Australian cricket across all forms of the game, so to be asked to take on such a critical role for the Hurricanes is really special. I’m looking forward to getting to work and securing the best coach for what we need then building a plan for the team to execute next season.

With a few tweaks in a couple of critical areas, I believe the Hurricanes have the foundations to win our first BBL trophy,”

After Adam Griffith departed the club at the end of the previous season, his first responsibility will be to assist in the appointment of a new head coach. Ponting will also be in charge of the Hurricanes’ strategy and culture.

Dominic Baker, the CEO of Cricket Tasmania, joked that Ponting was swayed by his perseverance and nagging and ended up accepting the deal. Nonetheless, Baker was overjoyed, as it is a significant deal for the team.

“To be honest, I think Ricky probably just said ‘yes’ as he was sick of me hassling him to come and join us. But really, it is such a win for not only the Hurricanes and Tasmanian cricket, but for the League itself.”

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