ECB step up teaching recruitments for England males’s squads


Adverts for batting, pace-bowling and spin coaches unveiled after short-term appointments in 2020

The ECB have ramped up their seek for new full-time batting, pace-bowling and spin-bowling coaches for England’s males’s groups after formally promoting the three vacant roles.

England have used numerous coaches to fill the roles on a short-term foundation since Chris Silverwood‘s promotion to the pinnacle coach job following Trevor Bayliss‘ departure in October 2019, with Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood each mainstays as assistant coaches.

Candidates for the batting coach function {may} embrace Jon Lewis (the previous Durham coach), Jonathan Trott and Marcus Trescothick, all of whom have labored with England sooner or later within the final 12 months, with Trescothick the favorite after touring South Africa with the white-ball squads. Graeme Hick, who left his function as Australia’s batting coach earlier this yr, may very well be one other candidate.

Jon Lewis (the England Beneath-19s head coach) and Warwickshire bowling coach Graeme Welch are among the many potential candidates for the seam-bowling function, whereas Jeetan Patel is more likely to fill the spin-bowling place, although Richard Dawson, the Gloucestershire head coach, {may} additionally apply.

The ECB haven’t marketed for a wicketkeeping coach to exchange Bruce French at this stage, with James Foster more likely to proceed within the function in the interim.

It’s understood that the Rooney Rule might be adopted all through the method, after the ECB launched it for all nationwide teaching positions in 2018. Due to this fact, at the least one black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) candidate might be interviewed for every function.

England are more likely to convey advisor coaches with them to Sri Lanka, and are usually not anticipated to make any full-time appointments till after that collection. Functions opened earlier this week, and might be accepted till January 10.

Matt Curler is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98

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