Chris Nash has praised Nottinghamshire Head Coach Peter Moores for igniting his appetite for coaching ahead of his first official role with the Durban Heat next month.
The 36-year-old will act as a T20 consultant for the upcoming Mzansi Super League in South Africa, working alongside Gary Kirsten and Imraan Khan.
And Nash is hopeful he can utilise his newfound desire for coaching and his knowledge from nearly two decades in the game and pass it on to the players at the Heat franchise.
“Working with Mooresey has really got my appetite for coaching going,” said Nash.
“He’s been fantastic. We’ve spoken a lot about coaching, how to deal with different players and all the situations that arise.
“Acquainting myself with him has been a massive positive for me.
“I enjoy talking cricket and I feel like I’ve got some experiences that can hopefully help any playing coming through with their development.
“Whatever I can learn as a coach during my stint with the Heat will be great for my development.”
Having signed for Nottinghamshire on a three-year deal back in 2017, the summer of 2020 marks the final stage of his current deal with the Club.
Last winter the 36-year-old completed a sponsorship and marketing qualification and whilst he still believes there’s plenty of runs in the bank, Nash sees dipping his toe into the coaching world as a win-win situation for all involved.
“I understand my game more now,” said Nash.
“I probably have more empathy for coaches as well having done a lot of it.
“Speaking to the guys and helping the players out has given me empathy for the players as well.
“My work with Pete across the summer and my stint at the Heat can only help my game.
“Anyone who doesn’t think about their career after cricket is kidding themselves and will get a shock.
“At 36, I think it is wise to start branching out and taking these opportunities.”
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