BBL 2021: Hobart Hurricanes appoints Ian Bell as an assistant coach

Former England cricketer lan Bell has been appointed as an assistant coach of the Hobart Hurricanes franchise for the upcoming BBL 2021 season

Arijit Barua
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Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Hobart Hurricanes have appointed former England cricketer Ian Bell as the new assistant coach for the upcoming 2021-22 season of the league.

lan Bell has played 287 international games for England across all three formats. Meanwhile, he was a part of Big Bash League (BBL) season 6 as a player with Perth Scorchers, and he has scored 231 runs in just 10 games for the franchise.

Lan Bell as a player in BBL will coach Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL 2021 season |

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After his retirement, lan Bell has been seen taking over various coaching jobs. He has worked as a batting consultant for England Under-19s during their tour of the Caribbean. Bell has also assisted Daniel Vettori at Birmingham Phoenix. Moreover, he was working alongside Chennai Braves in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

Former England cricketer lan Bell said he is excited about his new role in BBL 2021

"I'm so excited to be joining up with the Hurricanes and working alongside Adam Griffith. The Big Bash is, without doubt, one of the best competitions in world cricket. Meanwhile, having previously taken part as a player, I can't wait to get stuck in as a coach,"

lan Bell said about his new role in BBL 2021

Ian Bell further added that he was fortunate to win BBL as a player, and now he wants to win the league as a coach.

"I already know a great deal about the team having either played with them before or having admired them from afar. I'm certain we have got some serious talent in there. I was fortunate enough to win the BBL as a player and I would love nothing more than to be a small cog in a winning team but this time as a coach,"

Bell also added

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Hobart Hurricanes will commence their journey in the BBL 2021 on December 8. However, they will battle against Sydney Sixers in their opening game at the Launceston's University of Tasmania Stadium.

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