Mickey Arthur named as coach of Jamaica Tallawahs
Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur will take charge of Caribbean Premier League champions the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Last Updated: 19/03/14 6:59pm
Arthur was axed by Australia just 16 days before last summer's Ashes, amidst disciplinary problems within the squad, and the tourists suffered a 3-1 Ashes defeat before exacting revenge in a 5-0 whitewash on their own soil.
The South African was named as a possible applicant for the vacant England team director position, but he distanced himself from the role after setting up his own academy in Perth.
He returns to top-level cricket with the Tallawahs and joins another former Australia coach, Tim Nielsen, who will take charge of fellow CPL side the Antigua Hawksbills.
Matthew Maynard, a former England assistant coach and Glamorgan coach, will return to lead the St Lucia Zouks.
"We're extremely pleased to have secured such a strong line up of talented and respected coaches for this year's tournament," CPL director of cricket Tom Moody said in a statement on the tournament's official website.
"With their technical expertise, along with guidance from our legendary mentors, the standard of cricket this year is set to be higher than ever."
The CPL season is due to begin in July.