Strauss takes England role

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Published: Saturday 9th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been appointed as director of cricket at the England and Wales Cricket Board.

But there was no mention of coach Peter Moores’ future in a statement released by the ECB on Saturday.

Strauss’ brief will be to oversee the performance and development of the senior men’s team, and England’s head coach – be it Moores or any possible successor – will report directly to him.

Dual Ashes-winning captain Strauss is to take charge after a month-long recruitment process.

That has been led by ECB chief executive Tom Harrison, to whom Strauss himself will report.

Harrison said: “Andrew’s breadth of ideas, his passion for England cricket and his proven leadership skills shone out.

“He was an exceptional England captain, is an authoritative voice on the modern game and has a wealth of experience building successful teams.

“Andrew’s also widely respected across the sporting landscape. We’re delighted he’s joining us at the ECB as we set out to create a new strategy for the game.”

Published: Saturday 9th May 2015 by The News Editor

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