Viv Richards to mentor Warne's T20 team

Legendary batsman Viv Richards will mentor the Melbourne Stars in the second season of the Big Bash League.

updated: November 16, 2012 09:19 IST
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Sydney: Legendary batsman Viv Richards was on Friday named as the latest recruit to the ranks of Shane Warne's Australian Twenty20 side, with the West Indian to mentor the Melbourne Stars.

Warne, who will skipper the Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, was keen to have the man dubbed the "Master Blaster" onboard for the team's second season, the club's chairman of selectors Ian Chappell said.

Chappell said securing Richards' expertise was "a huge coup for the team".

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