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Trent Woodhill appointed as a cricket consultant in BBL

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Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced the appointment of Trent Woodhill as a consultant in the Big Bash League (BBL). Woodhill’s job will be to play a role of player acquisition and cricket consultant, ahead of the 10th season of the T20 tournament.
In this role, Woodhill will be a crucial point of connection between the league and BBL club coaches, list managers and state high-performance teams and he will be providing inputs into the league’s global player recruitment strategy also.

Woodhill will also contribute to the league’s regular review of playing conditions and new initiatives. An immediate topic needing review will be the rule of fielding just two overseas players in a playing XI, with several voices asking for that to be pushed to three.

Woodhill, a T20 innovator of sorts will fetch a treasure of experience from his roles with the Melbourne Stars, Cricket New South Wales, New Zealand Cricket, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and more recently with the England and Wales Cricket Board as High-Performance Consultant for The Hundred.

“The BBL is a highlight of the summer and I am excited to work with the clubs and the world’s best players for the season ahead. The league’s determination to continue innovating during these difficult times fills me with confidence that KFC BBL|10 will be one of the best seasons yet,” Woodhill said in an official release issued by Cricket Australia (CA)

“I’d like to thank the Melbourne Stars for eight rewarding years with their men’s team set up and look forward to continuing with the club’s rebel WBBL side this season,” he added.

More recently, Woodhill worked as a list manager for the BBL side Melbourne Stars, a position he’ll now relinquish ahead of the forthcoming season. However, he will continue as the head coach of the Stars in the WBBL.

Cricket Australia Head of Big Bash Leagues, Alistair Dobson, said that Woodhill’s expertise would evidence priceless in the build-up to the forthcoming tournament.

“Trent is a highly-respected figure in both Australian cricket and across the world. We see him as an important contributor to the League’s ongoing focus on innovation in and around the game,” Dobson said.

“Despite the uncertainties surrounding the current COVID-19 situation, we are committed to bringing the best available T20 players to Australia for BBL,” Dobson concluded.

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