The first coach of The Hundred announced. Manchester Originals welcome your men's coach. Simon Katich.
Announced today. The first men's coach in The Hundred. Simon Katich will lead the men's Manchester Originals team.
Assisted by current Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple and assistant coach Mark Chilton.
Simon Katich played 56 Tests for Australia scoring more than 4,000 runs. He finished his playing career at Lancashire in 2013. Katich has served as assistant coach with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League since 2015.
Simon Katich, Head Coach men's Manchester team
Katich: “I am incredibly excited by the opportunity to lead the new men's Manchester Originals team in The Hundred, starting next year.
“This is a competition that is catching the eyes of the cricket world, in terms of the calibre of players and coaches it will attract, and I’m so excited to start planning and working as men's Head Coach for this new side.
“Having played at Emirates Old Trafford for two years, I know what a special place it is, and what an incredible cricket ground it has transformed into over the last decade. This competition is going to be a ground-breaking moment for cricket across the world, and I’m honoured to be part of it.”
Katich brings a wealth of knowledge to The Hundred from his time in the IPL, working alongside Kolkata Knight Riders coach Jacques Kallis. He's seen success as a player when captaining the Perth Scorchers to their first Big Bash League title in 2014.
Will he see success in The Hundred, starting summer 2020? Stay tuned.