Cape Town - Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten has joined Australia's Hobart Hurricanes for the next two BBL seasons.
The franchise confirmed the news on their website on Monday.
Kirsten, who won the World Cup during his time in charge of India, is yet to find out what his supporting coaching team will look like.
“I am committed to developing the young T20 talent within the club and the region – at the same time creating the best environment for our leaders and experienced players to perform their best," Kirsten said.
"To have the opportunity to work within Australian cricket is a huge privilege. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching BBL over the past few years and I'm really looking forward to this coaching opportunity with the Hurricanes and Tasmanian cricket.
"My vision is to help the Hurricanes become the club of choice for all aspiring BBL players. I would also like to help create an environment which enables a positive and entertaining brand of T20 cricket and to help deliver consistent success to the club."
Kirsten (49) played in 101 Test matches and 185 One-day Internationals for South Africa.