Thorpe lands coaching post
Former England batsman Graham Thorpe has been appointed assistant coach of New South Wales for the coming season.
The Surrey left-hander will join senior coach Matthew Mott in a new-look backroom team at the Blues after previous incumbent Trevor Bayliss left the position to coach Sri Lanka.
Thorpe has previously worked with the New South Wales side after retiring from international cricket in July 2005 and relocating to Australia.
And the 37-year-old is relishing his new role.
"I'm absolutely delighted to be offered the position and very much look forward to the challenge," he said.
"This represents the next chapter of my cricket career and I intend to give it my all."
"I've enjoyed working with the squad over the past two seasons and can't wait to start my new role when I return to Australia next month."
Thorpe played 100 Tests for England after announcing himself on the international stage with a debut century against Australia at Trent Bridge in 1993, scoring 6,744 runs at an average of 44.66 and was also named one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1998.
He made a triumphant return to the England side with a ton against South Africa at the Oval in 2003 before eventually retiring at the start of England's triumphant 2005 Ashes series.