Auckland: Retired New Zealand spin great Daniel Vettori yesterday replaced Australia's Stuart Law as coach of Twenty20 Big Bash League franchise Brisbane Heat for the next three seasons.
The Kiwi retired following New Zealand's loss to Australia in the World Cup final and the 36-year-old is now free to continue his coaching career. "It is a big job but one that I am excited about tackling," Vettori was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia yesterday.
He confirmed his retirement from playing upon arriving home on Tuesday and will once again take up his role as coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL for the second year.
"I found my initial experience as the coach of Bangalore in the IPL to be very rewarding last year and so I am grateful to them for allowing me this additional opportunity to develop my coaching skills and background," he said.