Shane Jurgensen has extended his term as the New Zealand bowling coach by signing a new two-year contract.
New Zealand head coach Shane Jurgensen will still work with the team for two more years. Having extended his 2016 contract until 2022, he may already be considered as the longest-serving coach of the Black Caps. By 2022, Jurgensen would have already worked for nine years with the Black Caps after he had also coached them from 2008 to 2010.
In an interview, he shares how he feels honoured for this coaching experience. He says, ‘It's a huge honour to continue my coaching journey with New Zealand Cricket. I love my job and feel lucky to have been involved with such a special group of players and support staff for the past five years’.
‘We've had some amazing experiences as a team and I'm looking forward to working alongside Gary (Stead, the head coach) and Kane (Williamson, the captain) as we prepare for an exciting summer. It's a privilege to work with such a world-class bowling unit and I'm proud of the depth we've added to the group which has us well prepared for the variety of challenges ahead’, he added.
In response, other New Zealand coach Gary Stead says, ‘Shane's done an outstanding job with the bowlers over the past five years and you only have to look at their performances to see his impact. He obviously possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, but I think it's his planning and work ethic that has helped get the best out of our top players consistently. His influence also extends beyond the Blackcaps with his knowledge and leadership helping shape the wider NZC pace-bowling system which is already reaping rewards’.
Jurgensen’s experience with other teams like Rangpur Riders and Bangladesh helped him pour out his coaching efforts for the Black Caps. To learn more about how the sport is played, visit Betwala.
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