Trophyless Melbourne Stars will see another change of personnel in their backroom staff, as Peter Moores joins them as head coach for the upcoming season. The signing makes the former England coach the only overseas coach in the BBL currently.
After topping the league stage in 2019, Melbourne Stars have seen a steep decline in their performance, ending the last season as wooden spoon holders. His job will be made slightly easier, with a strong Nottinghamshire connection waiting for him at Melbourne. Joe Clarke and Luke Wood have both shared the dressing room with him in county cricket.
Still in search of their first trophy, Stars general manager Blair Crouch said, "We are well aware of the challenge ahead of us, rest assured the entire club is working as hard as we can to rise back up the BBL ladder and Peter is the best man to lead this group.
"Peter was the outstanding candidate from a very strong group of applicants and I'd like to thank all of them for their time,” Crouch added.
Peter Moores comes with a lot of experience under his belt. While his stint with the England team might not have had the desired results, his success on the domestic circuit is second to none.
Talking about the appointment, Moores said, "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to work with some of the best players in the world but also to help develop the rest of the squad to get this club back where they belong. I have loved watching the Big Bash from afar and I cannot wait to be a part of the competition and get to work with the squad."
Moores will have his hands full as he joins the side at a slightly tumultuous time, with their stand-in captain Adam Zampa reportedly placing a request to be traded to the other Melbourne franchise. The management and fans will be hoping for Moores to bring in a welcome change to their fortunes, come BBL 13.