BBL 2018-19: Daniel Vettori Resigns as Brisbane Heat Head Coach
Daniel Vettori on Saturday (February 9) has stood down from the top-brass post while serving as Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Brisbane Heat’s chief coach. However, the former Kiwis cricketer hasn’t given any due consideration on renewing his contract with Heat.
Vettori told BBL digital.
Vettori recently informed the club:
The 40-year-old former all-rounder took the decision ahead of the Friday’s (February 8) fixture against Glenn Maxwell-led . But, Stars openers pulverized hosts bowlers to seal the game at Gabba comprehensively by ten wickets.
Daniel Vettori and McCullum have shared great moments in the BBL circuit. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
So far, Vettori has spent four years with the Brisbane, and under his tutelage, the side has made it to the seminal in the 2016-17 season.
While talking about his time with the premium team, Vettori stressed he has learnt a lot during his coaching stint and being as a player in previous editions of one of the successful T20 leagues.
Vettori has been serving Middlesex in the Twenty20 Blast and had been an integral part of the (IPL) franchise (RCB)
Meanwhile, Heat has slim chances of finishing off the ongoing eighth edition of the BBL league on a high.
Recently, Vettori’s former teammate has announced his retirement from Australia’s professional domestic competition.
Heat’s skipper Lynn on McCullum and Vettori:
Chris Lynn expressed gratitude for Vettori and McCullum. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
has praised the efforts of Vettori’s leadership role as he maintained the side was looking forward to bidding a perfect adieu.
Lynn added Vettori’s wealth of experience has helped him develop his game. He asserted it’s satisfying to have McCullum in the side.
In conclusion, Heat’s general manager Andrew McShea stated it was pleasing to have Vettori as a coach. He added McCullum as a player in the squad has strengthened the line-up. They have had done a brilliant job while rendering their services for the franchise.
Concurrently, heat is placed fourth on the table with 13 points in 14 games. So far, the side has bagged six wins and lost seven matches.