Cricket

England to name new coach

2014-04-18 20:46
ECB (File)

London - England are to name their new head coach at a Lord's press conference on Saturday.

A brief statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday said that manging director Paul Downton and Test skipper Alastair Cook would hold a media conference at 10:30am local time (11:30 SA time) on Saturday "accompanied by the new head coach".

England have been without a head coach since Andy Flower stepped down as team director in January following the 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

Limited overs coach Ashley Giles, the former England spinner, appeared to be in pole position to replace Flower but his cause was not helped by the team's embarrassing loss to minnows the Netherlands at the recent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Former England coach Peter Moores, now at Lancashire, Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell and Sussex's Mark Robinson, all of whom have overseen County Championship success, are understood to have been interviewed during the past week as has Australian Trevor Bayliss, the former Sri Lanka coach.

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