Following reports in the last 24-hours about Andrew McDonald’s potential appointment as an assistant coach of the Australia men’s team, Birmingham Phoenix can confirm that Andrew remains fully committed to his role as men’s team Head Coach in The Hundred.

Birmingham Phoenix has held conversations with Andrew since the story broke yesterday morning and any potential appointment with Cricket Australia and the subsequent schedule of the Australia men’s team would not affect his position.

Andrew has played a key role in our initial planning stages and through the assembly of the Birmingham Phoenix men’s squad through the draft process. Everyone is looking forward to him joining us at Edgbaston for the launch of The Hundred next summer.