CSNI batsman Marc Ellison is expected to be named interim Northern Knights coach.

The 35 year-old New Zealander will fill the role while Knights Head Coach Simon Johnston is in the West Indies as an assistant coach with the Ireland Under 19 World Cup squad.

Ellison captained New Zealand at the 2006 Under 19 World Cup in Sri Lanka, and has played club cricket in Australia and England before settling in Ireland.

He played 18 times for the Knights, scoring four half centuries, finding most success in the longer format, making back-to-back fifties in 2018 against the Warriors and Lightning.