Andy Flower will replace Stephen Fleming at the Delhi Bulls and he will be joined by Dwayne Bravo
Paul Farbrace will train the Bangla Tigers in the T10 League in Abu Dhabi in early 2021.
Farbrace, who is currently Warwickshire’s sporting director has yet to sign a deal, but has been approached by the franchise and has confirmed its interest in the role to ESPNcricinfo. The T10 League will take place in Abu Dhabi from January 28th to February 6th. The participation of Farbrace is subject to the approval of the district.
While it would be unusual for a county cricket director to train in a franchise league, Farbrace hopes the experience can be mutually beneficial to him and Warwickshire. His involvement could pave the way for some of the county’s top young white ball players, like Adam Hose and Ed Pollock, to join him in the Tigers, and he hopes to expand his contact book while looking for potential overseas signings the next year seeks T20 explosion.
The Tigers took third place in the competition last season with Aftab Ahmed as their coach and had appointed Lance Klusener as “Team Director” earlier this year. The role would be Farbrace’s first in a franchise tournament and his first coaching since he left his role as English assistant coach ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Elsewhere in the T10 League, Andy Flower will replace Stephen Fleming at the Delhi Bulls this season after coaching Maratha Arabians for the title last year. Dwayne Bravo has taken the same step as Flower and will be the symbol player of the cops.
With Isuru Udana (Bangla Tigers), Shoaib Malik (Maratha Arabs), Chris Jordan (Qalandars), Colin Ingram, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard (all Deccan Gladiators), Nicholas Pooran and Andre, the teams have begun their marquee retirements and signings Russell (both Northern Warriors) are among the biggest names to confirm their involvement.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Tuskers have renamed themselves and will be known as the Pune Devils in 2021. The league’s player draft should take place this month.
Matt Roller is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @ mroller98