February 8, 2019 / 4:27 AM / 16 days ago

Cricket-Ponting named Australia's assistant coach for World Cup campaign

MELBOURNE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Former captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach of Australia’s men’s team for the 50-over World Cup in England later this year, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.

The 44-year-old Ponting will work with Australia’s batsmen for the May 30-July 14 tournament, with current batting coach Graeme Hick preparing the side for the Ashes tour in England, starting in August. (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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