Strauss in talks to become England’s new director of cricket

LONDON: English cricket is on the verge of another dawn with former Test captain Andrew Strauss in talks to take on a powerful, newly created role that potentially threatens the future of under-pressure national coach Peter Moores.


Strauss said on Friday he has been talking to the England and Wales Cricket Board over the past week about becoming the country’s director of cricket.

The wide-ranging position, which will be responsible for delivering a “world-class performance environment for all formats”, was created after the ECB fired managing director Paul Downton last month following England’s dismal Cricket World Cup campaign.

Should Strauss take up the position, England’s ODI side could be overhauled. British media is reporting that Moores could be removed, a year into his second spell in charge.



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