Left Menu
Development News Edition

Cricket-Former England coach Flower leaves ECB after 12 years

Reuters | London | Updated: 12-10-2019 19:02 IST | Created: 12-10-2019 18:22 IST
Cricket-Former England coach Flower leaves ECB after 12 years
Image Credit: Wikipedia

Former England coach Andy Flower said on Saturday that he was stepping down from working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after 12 years. Zimbabwean Flower coached England to Ashes glory three times between 2009 and 2014, with England reaching number one in the Test rankings during his five-year spell in charge as well as clinching a surprise World T20 triumph in 2010.

For the last five years, Flower, 51, has coached England's second-tier Lions team, but will now leave the ECB. "It's been a real privilege," he said in a statement. "The Ashes victory in 2010-11 stands out. It's difficult to win in Australia, and to do it so comprehensively was a really proud moment in my coaching career.

"I will still be based in England and I will continue to watch English cricket very keenly -- it has a very bright future." ECB managing director, Ashley Giles, praised the work Flower had done during his time in England.

"Andy moves on with every best wish from all of us at ECB for his outstanding contribution to the English game over the last 12 years," Giles said in a statement. "It has been a pleasure working with Andy, who sets such high standards of professionalism and preparation for the teams he leads. I have no doubt he will enjoy further success in the years to come."


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Uganda COVID-19 response: Was off to a good start but reopening dwindled prospects

Uganda has shown success in using health information to enhance efficiency of disease surveillance, reporting and monitoring. The success, however, has critical challenges confronting it as the country resumes normal activities....

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Videos

Latest News

SpiceJet starts facilitating COVID-19 tests for passengers in India, UAE

SpiceJet has started facilitating COVID-19 testing for its passengers in India and the UAE with the help of VFS Global, a press release issued by the airline said on Tuesday. As the COVID-19 negative test report has become mandatory for pas...

Mumbai City signs Japanese mid-fielder Goddard

Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC on Tuesday signed England-born Japanese mid-fielder Cy Goddard for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The 23-year-old joins the club on a season-long loan from Italian club Benevento Calcio. A product o...

Case against Nanded gurdwara board for flouting COVID-19 norms

Police have registered a case against board members of the Hazur Sahib gurdwara in Nanded for allegedly not following the COVID-19 guidelines during Dussehra celebrations, a police official said on Tuesday. The Aurangabad bench of Bombay Hi...

Nokia selected for EU-funded FACT project

Nokia on Tuesday announced that it has been selected for Project FACT, an EU aviation research project alongside Honeywell International as consortium lead.Project FACT Future All Aviation CNS Technology is an innovative research and develo...

Give Feedback