Stephen Fleming and Salliann Briggs have been appointed as head coaches of the Nottingham-based teams in The Hundred.
Former New Zealand captain Fleming is the most successful coach in the history of the Indian Premier League, winning three titles. In which he skippered Nottinghamshire he contributes to Trent Bridge.
Briggs is currently coach of the Hobart Hurricanes and headed Loughborough Lightning to Kia Super League Finals Day for the first time in 2018.
“I am looking forward to returning to Nottingham,” Fleming explained. “It turned out to be a special part of my livelihood and it allowed me to fall back in love with the game. My memories with Nottingham and Trent Bridge are excellent.”
Fleming is regarded as one of the most tactically astute minds in the world cricket and said the wisdom of his assistant coaches, that will be announced soon, will perform a central part of his preparation for the inaugural season and the Men’s Player Draft on Sunday, October 20.
Grimsby-born Briggs was trainer of Loughborough Lightning from 2016 to 2018, attaining Finals Day on two occasions and topping the Kia Super League Table in 2018.
“It’s a great opportunity and I’m really looking forward to getting started and building the group,” she explained.
“After The Hundred was initially announced I had been struck by how it was different from the IPL and the large Bash and I believed it was a fantastic idea to make something different from these championships, instead of attempt to compete with them.
“Since you then consider the coaches who are becoming involved and it looks as if the best players would like to get involved as well – and it only feels like we’re set to participate in a really good tournament.”