Lehmann had earlier coached Brisbane Heat in 2012-13 season. @ AFP

Darren Lehmann is set to return to coaching for the first time since the ball-tampering incident after he was announced as the coach of Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Brisbane Heat on Wednesday.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Lehmann, who quit as Australian coach in the aftermath of the incident that saw Steve Smith and David Warner being handed 12-month suspensions, while Cameron Bancroft escape with a nine-month ban, has got the top job at Brisbane Heat, edging out Queensland coach Wade Seccombe. (ALSO READ: In James Pattinson, Lehmann sees valuable Ashes prospect)

Lehmann has been busy doing radio commentary for Fox Cricket and Macquarie Sports Radio this summer and will take over the reins from former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, who quit his post at the end of Big Bash League this season. (ALSO READ: Steve Smith should have had more control over the ball-tampering scandal: Darren Lehmann)

Lehmann had earlier coached Brisbane Heat in 2012-13 season. They won the title that year after causing an upset in the final against Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground.