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Peter Moores unveiled as new Melbourne Stars coach

Peter Moores unveiled as new Melbourne Stars coach

Peter Moores, a former England and current Notts coach, has been appointed head coach of Melbourne Stars for the upcoming two BBL seasons.

Moores will replace David Hussey in the vacant post left by Hussey’s decision to accept a position as Victoria’s head of male cricket following four seasons as Stars coach. Moores will therefore become the only current overseas coach in the BBL.

Moores has coached England in two separate stints from 2007-2009 and 2014-2015. Since taking over in 2017, he has enjoyed great success in English county cricket, winning three county championships with Sussex and Lancashire, two T20 Blast titles, and a one-day trophy with Nottinghamshire. He will remain in his job at Nottinghamshire.
Beyond England, he previously served as the head coach of Karachi Kings in the PSL in 2022, however that job only lasted one season as they ended last with just one victory from ten games.

Having placed sixth, seventh, and eighth after reaching the BBL final in Hussey’s first season in command in 2019–20, Stars are coming off three disappointing seasons.

In addition to working with some of the top players in the world, Moores is excited to help the team’s other players grow so they can return the club to its rightful place.

Moores joins Stars with a solid Nottinghamshire connection already in place thanks to Hussey, who played for them from 2004 to 2013 and contributed to their 2005 and 2010 County Championship victories.

Luke Wood and Joe Clarke, both foreign players who had previously represented Nottinghamshire under Moores and were a part of Stars last season, are currently Lancashire players.

As a result of stand-in skipper and Australia limited-overs legspinner Adam Zampa’s request for a move to Melbourne Renegades, Moores joins Stars with the list in flux. Nathan Coulter-Nile, a former fast bowler for Australia, is also without a contract.

Stars general manager Blair Crouch said: “Peter was the top candidate from a very strong set of candidates and I’d like to thank all of them for their time.

“We are eager for Peter to share his extensive expertise and experience with our group. Peter has amassed a very impressive resume over a significant amount of time on both the domestic and international levels.

The club is working as hard as it can to climb back up the BBL ladder, and Peter is the best person to lead this team. We are well aware of the challenge that lies ahead of us.

Whether the BBL will maintain its existing format for the upcoming season or be condensed to the smaller 10-game schedule required under the upcoming television agreement, which will start in 2024, is still up in the air.

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