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Brisbane Heat and Queensland appoint former South African captain Johan Botha as their new head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Johan Botha, the former South African captain, has been named as the new head coach of Queensland and two-time Big Bash League champions Brisbane Heat for the upcoming three years, succeeding Wade Seccombe. The 42-year-old will be in charge of coaching both the BBL champions Brisbane Heat and Queensland in state cricket.According to cricket.com.au, Botha represented the Proteas 123 times between 2005 and 2012 before becoming an Australian citizen shortly after.He then proceeded to captain South Australia and Adelaide Strikers, as well as play for the Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes."Johan is a fiercely motivated and determined person and has consistently displayed those traits during his playing and coaching career," said Joe Dawes, Queensland's general manager of elite t...
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BBL: Wade Seccombe joins Melbourne Renegades as new high-performance manager; Melbourne Stars rope in Clint McKay | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Wade Seccombe, the coach who led Brisbane Heat to their second BBL title earlier this year, has been appointed as the new high-performance manager for Melbourne Renegades. Meanwhile, Clint McKay, a former Australian pacer, will take on the same role for Melbourne Stars. These newly created positions aim to enhance the on-field performance of both teams.The appointments of Seccombe and McKay are expected to strengthen the alignment between the two BBL clubs and the high-performance programme at Victoria, led by Graham Manou. "It is really pleasing to be able to have two people of Clint and Wade's calibre joining our cricket performance program at Cricket Victoria and working closely with both our Big Bash clubs," Manou said, as quoted by cricket.com.au. He emphasized their cru...