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Vettori reveals Heat exit

9th February 2019, 16:23 by Neil Foster

Daniel Vettori will leave his post as coach of Big Bash side Brisbane Heat at the end of the current season.

The 40-year-old, who played the last of his 295 one-day internationals for New Zealand in 2015, had been in charge of the Queensland team for four years.

The former spinner guided them to the semi-finals of the Twenty20 competition in the 2016-17 campaign and they are still in with a chance of making this season's play-offs.

The Kiwi admits he has enjoyed being part of the Heat set-up and wished the players all the best for the coming years.

"After careful consideration over the past few weeks, I have decided not to seek a contract renewal as head coach of the Brisbane Heat," he said.

"I have loved my time at Brisbane, firstly as a player and then as coach, and the experience of being part of the growth of the BBL has been personally rewarding.

"I would like to thank the players for their efforts and wish them all the best in their respective careers. There is some exceptional talent within that group and I hope they have every opportunity to realise their ability and potential in the future."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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