England, In Part With The Women's Team Coach Mark Robinson > Cricket News, cricinfo, mobilecric, cricbuzz, livescore and more

Cricket news - England part ways with women's team coach Mark Robinson

Robinson oversaw Englands victory at the Women's World Cup last year

ECB has parted ways with Mark Robinson as head coach of the England Women's team after four years in the job. Robinson, who helped England win the ICC Women's World Cup in 2017 with victory over India at Lord's, leaves his post after a disappointing Ashes campaign which saw Australia triumph by 12 points to 4 in the multi-format series. The hosts managed to win just one game - the final T20I and draw the Test match.

Assistant coach Alastair Maiden will take temporary charge of the team ahead of this December's ICC Women's Championship series against Pakistan.

The move comes as something of a shock. Despite the poor Ashes result, Robinson had been working within the limitations of a domestic system that was set for a boost next summer with the introduction of the women's Hundred competition. This is billed as a competition to change English women's cricket for the better and raise the standard of the county game which itself will undergo a few tweaks. Robinson also led England to the final of 2018's T20 WC where they were bested by Australia.

Mark Robinson said: "Although the recent Ashes was a difficult series, a few hard weeks doesn't take anything away from what has been a wonderful four years. I've had so many highlights and memorable moments with the team. Nothing could ever surpass winning the ICC Women's World Cup on home soil, but from a pure coaching perspective, reaching the T20 final last November - with a depleted team, three non-contracted players and three players twenty years old or younger - is a huge personal highlight.

"It's been exciting to watch so many players grow and to watch so many records broken, but it feels the right time for me to take on a new challenge and to allow a different voice to come in before the next T20 WC in Australia.

"We have put a lot of groundwork in place, and this, coupled with the new investment into the women's game will make a huge difference in time.

"I would like to thank everyone associated with England Women for all the kindness and support they have shown me and wish Heather and the team all the best for the future."

ECB managing director of women's cricket, Clare Connor, said: "Mark can reflect on his time as England Coach with a great deal of pride.

"Winning the ICC Women's World Cup in 2017 in front of a packed Lord's Cricket Ground was a landmark moment for the whole game and his leadership and professionalism were an integral part of our success. He drove high standards across young players to become the best team in the world as well as coaching them to understand the demands of professional sport.

"Mark passionately championed the development of the women's game during his time in this role and we thank him for all he has contributed to England women's cricket during such an exciting stage of our journey. However, after discussions with Mark, we have agreed that now is the right time for him to step down as England Women's head coach.

"It is important that we give Mark's successor time to shape the team's future direction and to begin to develop strong relationships with the players as we plan for the next phase of our international calendar."

Live Home Series
Player Schedule
Points Table Cricket Rankings
Cricket Clothing Cricket Equipment
Cricinfo Apps Download