Calcutta: Cricket Australia (CA) have appointed former England batsman Graeme Hick as high performance coach for their talent development programme, after employing the Zimbabwe-born 47-year-old as a consultant for the past four months.
CA said in a statement on Wednesday that Hick, who played 65 Tests for England from 1991-2001 for a modest batting average of 31.32, would be based at Australia’s national talent academy – Centre of Excellence – based in Brisbane.
“His main role will be working with our development teams including Australia A, Under 19 players and those in our current pathway system,” CA executive general manager of team performance Pat Howard said.
“He will also provide a dedicated batting resource to all state players and Australian players who come through the Centre of Excellence at any time during the year. He will work closely with the state coaches in this regard.”