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Cricket-England advertises separate red ball and white ball coaches

The England Cricket Board (ECB) appear set to return to a split coaching setup after inviting applications for two new head coaches, following the resignation of Chris Silverwood. Silverwood resigned in February following the side’s 4-0 loss in the Ashes’ Australian Test series, with Paul Collingwood appointed as caretaker manager.

The appointment of the new coaches is the latest step in an overhaul of the ECB’s management structure, with former England batsman Rob Key appointed chief executive of the country’s men’s cricket team earlier this month. Key’s appointment came two days after Joe Root quit as Test captain after disheartening tours of Australia and the Caribbean, overseeing just one win in England’s last 17 Tests.

The last time England had separate coaches for red-ball and white-ball cricket was between 2012 and 2014, when Andy Flower was Test coach while Ashley Giles managed the England international teams. one day and Twenty20. “The head coaches will report to Robert Key, managing director of England men’s cricket, and will have overall responsibility for the performance and management of the England men’s team in the relevant formats covered by the roles,” reads advertising

British media have linked former India head coach Gary Kirsten with the England job, while Collingwood is also seen as a leading candidate. The application deadline is May 6.

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