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Ricky Ponting Back in BBL, Joins Hobart Hurricanes as Head of Strategy

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is back with Hobart Hurricanes as Head of Strategy ahead of Season 12 of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Ponting, the highest run-scorer for Australia in Test cricket who had played eight matches for the Hurricanes in the first two editions of the BBL, has signed a three-year contract with the franchise.

His role as Head of Strategy will see Ponting having a say in the appointment of the Hurricanes’ new head coach and work on the match and list strategy with the then-appointed coach, the Hobart Hurricanes said in a release.

Former Australia men’s coach, Justin Langer, who is a close friend of Ponting’s, has previously been linked to the Hurricanes head coaching role, which has been vacant since Adam Griffith resigned at the end of BBL-11.

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Vishwas Gupta