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Strang In Charge Fulltime With Auckland

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Strang In Charge Fulltime With Auckland

Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Former Zimbabwean cricket international Paul Strang will coach Auckland in a fulltime capacity for the next two years.

His appointment, announced today, will see Strang assume control of the province's fortunes in the first-class, one-day and Twenty20 arenas.

He has worked for Auckland Cricket for the last 12 months as a high performance coach.

Strang coached Auckland in the second half of the State Championship last season when Mark O'Donnell was called in as assistant coach with the New Zealand team.

"Paul has a great deal of cricket experience and he enjoyed immediate success as a coach last season as Auckland stormed home to win the State Championship," Auckland Cricket chief executive Andrew Eade said.

Strang is thrilled to be appointed and looking forward to the challenges the role represents.

Former New Zealand batsman Matt Horne has also accepted a fulltime coaching role with Auckland Cricket.

He will take over Strang's previous position as high performance coach, working primarily with emerging talent.

The change of coaching staff ends O'Donnell's seven-year tenure as Auckland coach.

"The team has enjoyed considerable success under his leadership but his fixed term contract ended in June and in the view of the association it was time for a change." Eade said.


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