Caribbean Premier League 2014 March 19, 2014

Arthur and Nielsen to coach in CPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Two former Australia coaches, Mickey Arthur and Tim Nielsen, will be part of the Caribbean Premier League this year after the tournament confirmed the majority of the coaching positions.

Arthur, who was sacked from the Australia job shortly before the Ashes in England last July, will take charge of Jamaica Tallawahs while Nielsen will work with Antigua Hawksbills. Last year, for the inaugural tournament, Jamaica were coached by Paul Nixon and Antigua by Sir Viv Richards who this time will take on a mentoring role with the franchise.

Nixon, meanwhile, led Tallawahs to the title but has not been able to retain his position.

Matthew Maynard, a former England assistant coach and Glamorgan coach, has been promoted to head coach of St Lucia Zouks having been the assistant last year and the positions are completed by Roger Harper (Guyana Amazon Warriors), Robin Singh (Barbados Tridents) and Simon Helmot (Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel).

Nielsen said: "I was impressed by the standard of last year's competition so I'm delighted to be involved in CPL 2014. I'm looking forward to taking the reins of the Hawksbills and I hope that together with the rest of the coaching staff, and with the help of Sir Viv, who I am very excited about working with, we can take them to the trophy this time around."

Tom Moody, the recently appointed CPL director of cricket, added: "We're extremely pleased to have secured such a strong line up of talented and respected coaches for this year's tournament. With their technical expertise along with the guidance from our legendary mentors, the standard of cricket this year is set to be higher than ever."

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  • on March 20, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Decent coaches joining the CPL. Soon it will overtake the IPL for cricketing reason. But would like to see West Indians as head coaches in the near future.

  • The_Ralph_11 on March 20, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Foreign dominated entertainment that is passing for Caribbean Cricket.

  • riverlime on March 19, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    CPL will beat the IPL for entertainment value.

  • on March 19, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    Tom moody recently appointed CPL director of cricket ! Where is our own Mr Clive Lloyd ?

  • on March 19, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Awesome stuff, can't wait to see which players get drafted where...

  • on March 20, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Decent coaches joining the CPL. Soon it will overtake the IPL for cricketing reason. But would like to see West Indians as head coaches in the near future.

  • The_Ralph_11 on March 20, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Foreign dominated entertainment that is passing for Caribbean Cricket.

  • riverlime on March 19, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    CPL will beat the IPL for entertainment value.

  • on March 19, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    Tom moody recently appointed CPL director of cricket ! Where is our own Mr Clive Lloyd ?

  • on March 19, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Awesome stuff, can't wait to see which players get drafted where...

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  • on March 19, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Awesome stuff, can't wait to see which players get drafted where...

  • on March 19, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    Tom moody recently appointed CPL director of cricket ! Where is our own Mr Clive Lloyd ?

  • riverlime on March 19, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    CPL will beat the IPL for entertainment value.

  • The_Ralph_11 on March 20, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Foreign dominated entertainment that is passing for Caribbean Cricket.

  • on March 20, 2014, 11:50 GMT

    Decent coaches joining the CPL. Soon it will overtake the IPL for cricketing reason. But would like to see West Indians as head coaches in the near future.