Former New Zealand quick Shane Bond puts family first and will not extend his BBL head coach role with Sydney Thunder.
Shane Bond put his family first and opted for a summer at home rather than return to the KFC BBL. Sydney Thunder are search a new head coach.
I loved my time with the Thunder but with so much uncertainty around travel restrictions these days and not knowing what that might look like I just didn’t want to miss another summer at home. He said, I haven’t had one there for six years and my wife Tracey has had to carry the load. I want to be there again before I get to the point where my girls get to the end of high school. My son has some important cricket coming up too and I want to be there for that. said, Bond.
Bond is also bowling coach in Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Greg Mail said – the 45-year-old former New Zealand quick would have been welcomed back next summer.
“He has been critical to the emergence of some brilliant young NSW-based talent over the last two years whilst also bringing the best out of some of our established local and international players,” Mail said in a statement.
“We are a values-based organisation and although we would have loved to have seen Shane at the helm next summer, choosing to spend time with his family is a decision we respect.
“His decision sits well with us and we wish Shane, Tracey, and family all the best. We hope there’s a second chapter in the Bond/Thunder story somewhere down the track.”