England sack Chris Silverwood with Strauss to pick interim head coach

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  • Silverwood departs a day after team director Ashley Giles
  • Paul Collingwood and Alec Stewart among names in frame

England’s disastrous Ashes tour claimed a second scalp on Thursday night after Chris Silverwood was sacked as head coach, just a day after his old boss, Ashley Giles, was removed from his role as director of cricket.

With a Test tour of West Indies imminent, and a squad due to be announced next week, the new interim director of cricket Andrew Strauss will appoint a caretaker coach, with assistant coach Paul Collingwood, England Under-19s coach Richard Dawson and Surrey’s Alec Stewart in the frame. Strauss is also due to shake up the coaching structure and backroom staff.

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Written by Tanya Aldred
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/03/england-cricket-head-coach-chris-silverwood-sacked-ecb under the title “England sack Chris Silverwood with Strauss to pick interim head coach”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.