Former Australian batting star, and new Australian selector, Mark Waugh today announced that he will return as the ‘Governor’ of the Thunder Nation.
Waugh, a veteran of 128 Tests and 244 One Day Internationals, and only recently announced as one of the new selectors on the National Panel, is not only one of the best players Australia has produced, but also possesses one of the sharpest cricketing brains around.
Having taken on the role of the ‘Governor’ for the first time last season, ‘Junior’ became the club’s number one ticket holder, in addition to acting as a mentor to the younger players in the club. He was also highly successful in his role as a commentator during BBL|03, with the competition broadcast free-to-air on the Ten Network for the first time.
Mark expressed his excitement at being involved with the Thunder for a second season: “I enjoyed my time working with the Thunder last year and it is nice to be involved with the club for a second season. The team has great potential and with Mike Hussey in charge and Jacques Kallis on board I’m looking for an improvement from them in on-field performance. The Thunder represent an important part of Sydney and have a loyal supporter base and they need to be strong for the benefit of the Big Bash as a whole.”