Prominent names from the international cricket coaching fraternity will lead the five Canadian franchise teams in the inaugural Global T20 Canada, set to take place in Toronto from June 28 to July 15.
Former international cricketers Waqar Younis, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons and Mohammad Akram were named as coaches by tournament organisers on Sunday.
Donovan Miller, a renowned Jamaican coach, will be in charge of the fifth side in the competition with the player draft set to take place later on Sunday.
The news comes after it was revealed that former Australia captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban from international and state cricket, will take part in the Global T20 Canada.
Smith will be one of 10 marquee international players that will be in Sunday’s draft, including David Miller, Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga.
The coaches with their assigned teams:
Mohammed Akram – Edmonton Royals
Donovan Miller – Vancouver Knights
Tom Moody – Montreal Tigers
Phil Simmons – Toronto Nationals
Waqar Younis – Winnipeg Eagles
Chris Gayle, West Indies
Andre Russell, West Indies
Shahid Afridi, Pakistan
Daren Sammy, West Indies
Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka
Steve Smith, Australia
Sunil Narine, West Indies
Chris Lynn, Australia
David Miller, South Africa
Dwayne Bravo, West Indies
The 22-year-old is bidding for a Test debut against England.
The West Indies all-rounder could only make five in their second intra-squad match.
The star all-rounder will take charge for the opening Test against the West Indies.
Holder was dismissed for only five off 13 balls.
All-rounder will step in next week with Root missing the match to attend the birth of his second child.
The all-rounder left home county Yorkshire earlier this month.
No play was possible on the second morning of the intra-squad match.
Ben Stokes thinks his experience under the captaincy of Alastair Cook and Joe Root will help him succeed in the role himself.
Players had initially been held back.