Thatscricket - News - Aberhart to replace Trist as Kiwi coach
Published: Saturday, February 10, 2001, 21:15 [IST]
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Christchurch: Former Canterbury coach Denis Aberhart was on Thursday named as the new cricket coach of the New Zealand team, to take over from David Trist.Aberhart's first assignment is to take New Zealand on its three-Test tour of Pakistan in mid-September. Trist will take the side for its One-day tri-series in Sri Lanka later this month.Aberhart coached Canterbury during a period of huge success from 1993-97 when the side won three Shell Cup One-day and two Shell Trophy four-day competitions.As a right-arm medium-pace bowler, Aberhart made 37 first-class appearances for Central Districts, claiming 101 wickets at an average of 23.16 from 1976 to 1984.New Zealand Cricket operations manager John Reid said Aberhart had a proven track record of success with teams he had coached before."He has served a comprehensive apprenticeship with the New Zealand Cricket system and greatly impressed the interviewing panel with his clarity of vision and his professionalism."