Yorkshire have appointed former all-rounder Richard Pyrah as the inaugural head coach of their Women’s Cricket Super League side.
Pyrah ended his playing career at the end of last season after 12 years with the White Rose, and will also hold a full-time coaching role with men’s set-up.
The 33-year-old said: “This is an exciting time to be involved in women’s cricket, especially around the advent of the Women’s Cricket Super League.
“The potential for the women’s game across the world is immense and already in short time that have been working at Headingley as a coach, you can see the opportunity for the players and the club to deliver a successful team both on and off the field.
“Working with the administrators, our focus is to build a strong side that will be competitive in the first year of competition.
“To play an influential role in developing the squad in the inaugural squad is an honour and one that I relish.”
The former one-day specialist will work closely with the team’s general manager Jane Hildreth and Yorkshire women’s coach Ruan Louw on developing and recruiting players ahead of the competition starting in the summer.
Yorkshire are one of six teams competing in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League, which starts in July.
Hampshire Cricket, Lancashire County Cricket Board, Loughborough University, South West (Somerset and Gloucestershire) and Surrey County Cricket Club will also field teams in the 20-over event.