Cricket

Johnston replaces Bayliss as NSW coach

2015-07-14 07:51
Trent Johnston (AFP)

Sydney - Former Ireland captain and fast bowler Trent Johnston was on Tuesday appointed as New South Wales's new head coach, replacing Trevor Bayliss who left to take charge of England.

Australian-born Johnston, who had been interim coach since Bayliss was appointed to the England job in May, beat off a string of contenders, reportedly including Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha.

"This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I am ready to take this next step in my career," said Johnston.

"I am passionate about cricket, I am passionate about coaching and I am passionate about NSW."

The 41-year-old made his first-class debut for NSW alongside Brett Lee in 1999 before moving to Ireland for family reasons.

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