Former England coach Andy Flower will lead Trent Rockets in the inaugural edition of The Hundred with Stephen Fleming withdrawing from the role. Former New Zealand captain Fleming has opted out of the position for family reasons, citing the difficulty of travel and quarantine protocols during a global pandemic.
“I’m really disappointed that I won’t be coach of the side this summer but ultimately family has to come first,” Fleming said. “The current global crisis has made it very difficult to travel and the extra time needed for quarantines has made it hard to get the right work-home balance.”
“Andy is a world-class coach with experience all over the world and I’m sure the Trent Rockets men’s team will have a fantastic first season of The Hundred with him behind them,” he added.
Stephen (Fleming) will be a tough act to follow but the guys put together a really strong squad in the original draft with a mix of international and local talent.” Flower said. “We have built on it in this draft with (Timm) Van Der Gugten and Samit Patel joining. The Hundred is a really exciting competition and we can’t wait to get going at Trent Bridge this summer.”