Darren Lehmann can’t wait to return to familiar territory after being appointed as the new coach of the Emerald Headingley based men’s Hundred team.
The Australian White Rose legend will work alongside Danielle Hazell, who will coach the women’s team for the ECB’s new competition, starting next July.
Lehmann, 49, won the County Championship with Yorkshire in 2001, captained them and earned legendary status as a popular left-handed overseas batsman.
“I’m really excited to get back up North,” said Lehmann, who will be at Headingley this week working in the media on the third Ashes Test.
“I spent a lot of time there as a player, so to be able to go back as a coach of a new competition and to spend some time with family and friends will be a lot of fun. It will be exciting for everyone I reckon.
“There are a lot of unknowns with the competition, but you are going to see some high quality cricket with the best players playing over a three or four-week period.”