Monday, June 17, 2024

Cricket Australia: Trent Woodhill joins KFC BBL in consultant role

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Photo Credit: Melbourne Stars

The KFC Big Bash League has today announced the appointment of Trent Woodhill as a player acquisition and cricket consultant.

Woodhill will provide input into the League’s global player recruitment strategy and act as a key point of connection between the League and BBL club coaches, list managers and state high performance teams. He will also contribute to the League’s regular review of playing conditions and innovations.

Woodhill brings a wealth of experience from his roles with the Melbourne Stars, Cricket NSW, New Zealand Cricket, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and more recently with the England & Wales Cricket Board as High Performance Consultant for The Hundred.

Woodhill has stood down from his position as List Manager with the Melbourne Stars, but will retain his duties as the club’s rebel Women’s Big Bash League coach. His League input will be focused solely on the KFC BBL.

”The KFC BBL is a highlight of the summer and I’m excited to work with the clubs and the world’s best players for the season ahead,” Woodhill said.

“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.

Photo Credit: Twitter profile picture of @TrentWoodhill

“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.”

Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia Head of Big Bash Leagues, said Woodhill’s expertise would prove invaluable in the build up to KFC BBL|10.

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

“Despite the uncertainties surrounding the current COVID-19 situation, we are committed to bringing the best available T20 players to Australia for KFC BBL|10.

“Similarly, our commitment to innovation, a core part of the BBL DNA, has only been strengthened. We see Trent as a key driver of this fan-first agenda.”


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