Kyle Coetzer, a former captain of Scotland, leaves cricket to work as a coach with Northern Diamonds.
Former Scotland captain, Kyle Coetzer has resigned from cricket and will now work as an assistant coach with Northern Diamonds in the English domestic competition.
Coetzer, 38, has led Scotland 110 times across all forms and is the country’s leading one-day international run-scorer with 3,192 runs in 89 games.
His career highlights include scoring Scotland’s first World Cup century in 2015, guiding the team to the Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE, and leading the team to a memorable one-day international triumph against England in Edinburgh in 2018.
Kyle Coetzer captained Scotland in all competitions 110 times before Retirement
Coetzer played domestic cricket for Durham and Northamptonshire in England.
“I don’t believe there is ever an ideal moment for a decision like this,” he added, “but I’ve been evaluating my alternatives for some time, and an opportunity came along that was too excellent to pass up.”
“The potential to move into coaching outweighed the need for balance in the Scotland squad at this moment, and I’m really pleased about the possibility to work with such a high-profile team.
“It’s not always possible to jump right into the performance game, and I’m grateful that this opportunity has presented itself to me at this time.
“The triumph over England at The Grange was simply incredible.” The entire year seemed like a shift in momentum and belief among the players in their ability to compete against the greatest teams in the world.
“I will always remember becoming the captain of the team and reaching the ICC T20 Super 12s in 2021, which I had never done before.”
“It was fantastic to make memories, be with friends, and always find a way to punch above our weight.” I’ve always enjoyed the struggle of attempting to better despite all circumstances.
“Both the present squad and former players have been so amazing,” said the speaker. I would want to express my gratitude to all of my mentors, colleagues, and staff as well as to my friends and family for their support and encouragement during my career.
“So many people from all across the world have and will continue to assist shape my work,” I have said.