Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Australian, Michael Dighton, to the position of National Coach.
Dighton, the former Tasmania batsman, is a veteran of over 60 first-class Australian domestic matches scoring over 4000 runs, and recently assisted Netherlands at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Michael has also had coaching stints as head coach of the Cricket Australia National Emerging Talent Rookie Squad and the batting coach of the Tasmania under-23 side.
As an overseas player, Dighton has also had stints with Hampshire, Derbyshire, and Netherlands in the ECB's pro-40 competition.
Vimal Hardat, Cricket Canada's Vice-President was excited to make the announcement from Toronto this morning.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Michael's background on board to direct our drive to the 2015 Cricket World Cup and restore our position as one of the top Associate Cricket Nations. Michaels drive and determination to succeed will be a welcome addition to our programs and we look forward to him joining us."
Dighton for his part was upbeat and looking forward to the challenge following his arrival in Canada this morning,
"I will place a big emphasis on physical preparation and fielding, the two areas that we can control and always improve on. I will encourage an attacking and dynamic brand of cricket combined with smart decision making."