Jamaica Tallawahs head coach Nixon joins Leicestershire

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Paul Nixon (SportsMax image)

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise the Jamaica Tallawahs could be about to launch the search for a new head coach, on the heels of news that their two-time title-winning coach Paul Nixon has signed to become the new head coach of Leicestershire in English County Cricket.

The 46-year-old Nixon has replaced Pierre de Bruyn, who left the county in September after one year in the role. Nixon, who won the County Championship twice as a Leicestershire player, appeared in 19 one-day internationals and one T20 game for England.

“The club has always been close to my heart and I have lived in the city of Leicester for 30 years, so I know how much it means to everyone here,” Nixon said on his appointment.

Leicestershire finished bottom of County Championship Division Two in 2017, failing to win any of their 14 matches.

Chief executive Wasim Khan told BBC radio that Nixon was the outstanding candidate.

“The time’s right for Paul to return to the club. He’s had success in the Caribbean Premier League and his standing as a coach is improving all of the time.” (SportsMax)

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