He was selected among the candidates for the new post
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) appointed Chris Silverwood as the new head coach of the England Cricket Team. He was named in his new post following Trevor Bayliss’ end of tenure in the team. Silverwood’s first assignment will be the team’s tour of New Zealand in November. The tour is comprised of two Test and five T20I matches.
ECB director Ashley Giles previously spoke about his preference of the new head coach. Silverwood was chosen among the candidates for the coaching position such as Alec Stewart, Gary Kirsten and Graham Ford.
'We are delighted to confirm Chris as England men's head coach', said Giles. 'We have gone through a thorough process and looked at all the options that were available to us. Chris was the standout candidate’.
'I believe he is what we need to take our international teams forward. He is somebody we know well, but it is his intimate understanding of our structures and systems and his close relationships with Test captain Joe Root and white-ball captain Eoin Morgan that will help us develop our plans for the next few years’, he added.
The new head coach spoke about what he feels for his new job. ‘I am excited to get started and build teams that the whole game can be proud of. There is a tremendous amount of talent coming through, and there is enormous potential for growth. The hard work starts now, and I am confident we can make a positive impact during our winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa’.
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