ECB appoints Paul Collingwood as interim head coach for WI Tests

Paul Collingwood File Photo Getty Images

Paul Collingwood File Photo Getty Images

Paul Collingwood has been selected as England’s break Head Coach for the impending Test series in West Indies, the ECB declared on Monday (February 7). Collingwood was additionally as of late accountable for the English side that lost the T20I series in the Caribbean 3-2.

Following the Ashes disaster, the ECB have been hoping to make changes to their set-up. Andrew Strauss as of late took over as the break overseer of cricket while Chris Silverwood was eliminated as the lead trainer. Collingwood, who is presently on a break in Barbados, will join the group when they show up on February 25.

“I’m really eager to be driving the Test group for the visit through the Caribbean,” Collingwood said after the arrangement. “I can hardly wait to begin. Having a difficult Test series against the West Indies straight off the rear of the Ashes dissatisfaction allows us an opportunity from now to reset and remake.

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“Playing Test matches for England is the most elevated award in the game. My goal is to give players clearness, course and support for them to begin building something particularly amazing. I have addressed Joe Root and Ben Stokes, and both are invigorated and energetic to take the group forward in this new cycle. Despite the fact that they realize it will not be simple, they have the craving and dauntlessness to do things any other way to guarantee the group can thrive.”

Britain will initially play a four-day warm-up game, starting on March 1 preceding starting off the three-match Test series. The Test matches will be played in Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.

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