Billings, Cottrell signed up by Desert Vipers

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England wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings and West Billings, Cottrell signed up by Desert Vipers Indies left-arm quick Sheldon Cottrell are among the overseas players signed up by Desert Vipers, the franchise owned by Lancer Capital in the UAE’s International League T20.

The franchise has also brought in former Australia allrounder Tom Moody and former England wicketkeeper-batter James Foster as the director of cricket and head coach respectively.

Billings is currently leading Oval Invincibles in the Hundred while Cottrell is set to return to action from injury for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the upcoming CPL.

Moody has had several high-profile positions in T20 cricket, including stints as director of cricket and head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and as CPL’s director of cricket. At the IPL, Moody had also coached the Punjab franchise from 2008 to 2010 before linking up with Sunrisers in 2013. In international cricket, Moody had coached Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2007 – years in which the side had considerable success in Test cricket and became World Cup runners-up.