Monday, February 5, 2007

Tim Nielsen Named to be the Next Coach of Australia Cricket Team

Tim Nielsen, the former Southern Australian wicketkeeper, has been named as the next coach of Australian cricket team. He will be on duty after the end of the coming World Cup Cricket 2007. This World Cup Cricket 2007 is going to be the last assignment of the present coach John Buchanan.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported:

Buchanan, a Queenslander, will hand over duties to Nielsen after the March-April World Cup defence in the West Indies.

"I'm incredibly proud, honoured and excited to have been offered this opportunity," Nielsen said today. "Moving forward, this job represents a great opportunity to work with a fine group of players who are an excellent cricket team.

Nielsen was a wicketkeeper-batsman for South Australia who played in 101 first-class matches and retired in 1999 to become an assistant coach at the West End Redbacks.

Tim is currently the head coach at the Commonwealth Bank Centre of Excellence (CBCE) in Brisbane, which includes managing the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) men's cricket program.

The 38-year-old accepted the CBCE role in 2005 after spending three years assisting Buchanan in the coaching of Australia.

I think Tim will be able to serve Australia his best which will help them to reach a new height in the cricket world.