Gary Kirsten confirmed as coach for The Hundred

Gary Kirsten (File)
Gary Kirsten (File)

Cape Town - Former Proteas and India coach Gary Kirsten has accepted a coaching role ahead of the first edition of England's 'The Hundred'. 

It was confirmed on Monday that Kirsten, who was last week unveiled as the Durban Heat's coach for the second edition of the Mzansi Super League, would take charge of the Cardiff franchise. 

The side is expected to be named the Western Fire.

"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," Kirsten said.

"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."

The first edition of The Hundred will take place in 2020. 

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