Former Proteas batsman Neil McKenzie has joined the Jozi Stars in a mentorship and consultancy role for the remainder of the 2019 Mzansi Super League.
McKenzie worked with Bangladesh at the World Cup in the United Kingdom earlier this year. He will join a Stars franchise smarting from four successive defeats.
The Stars are the defending champions, after beating the Cape Town Blitz in last year’s inaugural final.
‘It is great to have Neil join our team. He was always joining the side at this stage of the tournament due to his international commitments and we are excited to have him on board until the end of the tournament, where hopefully the Jozi Stars will be crowned champions once again,’ said Central Gauteng Lions CEO Jono Leaf-Wright.
‘We have not had a good start to the MSL, but if you cast your mind back to 2018, we also had a poor start and then went on and won the event. We are still excited and feel we can win this season and with Neil joining our current management group I am sure we will get an extra edge with his support, advice and guidance.’
The Stars, who are rooted to the bottom of the 2019 tournament’s six-team standings, will meet the Paarl Rocks at Boland Park later this week.
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