Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - ECB name Collingwood as interim head coach for WI Tests. Collingwood took charge of the side recently for the T20I series as well.
Collingwood took charge of the side recently for the T20I series as well.
Paul Collingwood has been appointed as England's interim Head Coach for the upcoming Test series in West Indies, the ECB announced on Monday (February 7). Collingwood was also recently in charge of the English side that lost the T20I series in the Caribbean 3-2.
Following the Ashes debacle, the ECB have been looking to make changes to their set-up. Andrew Strauss recently took over as the interim director of cricket whereas Chris Silverwood was removed as the head coach. Collingwood, who is currently on a break in Barbados, will join the team when they arrive on February 25.
“I am genuinely excited to be leading the Test team for the tour of the Caribbean,” Collingwood said following the appointment. “I can't wait to get started. Having a challenging Test series against the West Indies straight off the back of the Ashes disappointment gives us a chance from now to reset and rebuild.
“Playing Test matches for England is the highest accolade in the game. My objective is to give players clarity, direction and encouragement for them to start building something special. I have spoken to Joe Root and Ben Stokes, and both are excited and passionate to take the team forward in this new cycle. Although they know it won't be easy, they have the desire and bravery to do things differently to ensure the team can prosper.”
England will first play a four-day warm-up game, beginning on March 1 before kicking off the three-match Test series. The Test matches will be played in Antigua, Barbados and Grenada.