Collingwood: Moores needs results

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Published: Wednesday 18th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Paul Collingwood fears Peter Moores’ job as England coach will become vulnerable if results do not improve soon.

Collingwood, captain when England won the only International Cricket Council trophy in their history at the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean, senses time could be short for Moores unless his team start to put overdue wins on the board.

England began their World Cup campaign with a 111-run humbling at the hands of co-hosts Australia in Melbourne last week, a continuation of their poor one-day international form so far this winter.

Moores last year helped to oversee a much-needed Test series victory at home to India to end his first summer back in charge, having previously coached England between 2007 and early 2009.

But Collingwood told Wednesday’s Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show, on BBC Radio 5 Live: “In the industry we are in, it comes down to results.

“Things will have to change around quickly if he doesn’t want the pressure on his shoulders.”

Collingwood was briefly assistant to then England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles at last spring’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, before Moores was reappointed for all formats.

The 38-year-old former Test batsman is currently an assistant coach for Scotland, who will face England in Group A Down Under on February 22.

He knows from his own experience on and off the pitch that results cannot be ignored.

“If you are a batsman who doesn’t put runs on the board, or a bowler who doesn’t take wickets, you get dropped – and it’s exactly the same with a coach,” added Collingwood.

“If you don’t get results, people will be looking at your job.”

Published: Wednesday 18th February 2015 by The News Editor

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