County cricket club Sussex on Wednesday confirmed appointing the former spinner Ian Salisbury as the head coach of the side.
Salisbury will join the existing pacer bowling coach James Kirtley and handle the First-class and one-day assignments of the team. Whereas, Kirtley will overlook all the T20 fixtures for the rest of the season.
The development takes place after Jason Gillespie departed from the side to take over the job at South Australia after serving three years at Sussex.
The 50-year-old Salisbury has played 280 matches across all the formats for the club and returned to the side after coaching England’s disable side.
“I am immensely proud, honoured and humbled to be given this opportunity at the club where my professional cricketing journey started in 1989. The chance to work in unison with James is one I’m hugely excited about. Our shared vision and strategy is to bring sustained success to Sussex. We have the talent within the squad and the potential talent coming through from the most impressive academy in the country to achieve this,” Salisbury said in a statement.
Kirtley has a vast experience in coaching and his accolades includes winning Twenty20 Cup in 2009.
“It will be exciting to help find the next level with the T20 side and with the help of the coaching staff, senior players and analysts I am confident we will be successful in discovering the small margins and making the changes necessary to take us further in the competition,” he said.