Cricket

Phil Simmons to coach Bloem franchise

2017-08-25 15:21
Phil Simmons (Getty)

Cape Town - Former West Indian coach Phil Simmons has been named as head coach of the Bloemfontein franchise in the inaugural T20 Global League.

The team, which is owned by Hong Kong-based City Group, will be named the Bloem City Blazers.

Simmons helped West Indies win their second World T20 trophy after beating England in the final at Kolkata in 2016.

Former Proteas left-arm spinner, Robin Peterson, will assistant Simmons.

He will also join Allan Donald as part of the coaching staff, with Donald taking up the role of bowling mentor and team ambassador.

The tournament, which features eight franchises, runs from November 3 to December 16.

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