Joe Root stays on as England Test captain with Thorpe latest to be axed

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  • Interim coach to be put in place for West Indies tour
  • Strauss says players must ‘accept they have to get better’

England are scrambling to put together an interim coaching team, selection panel and squad for their upcoming tour of West Indies with assistant coach Graham Thorpe the latest member of the management team to be sacked on Friday, after the managing director, Ashley Giles, and the head coach, Chris Silverwood.

Andrew Strauss, who has been bought in to replace Giles in the short term, confirmed that in all the upheaval, Joe Root will stay on as captain for the three-Test series. It is not clear who will be in his team. They need to appoint an interim coach, a panel to pick the squad, and the players by the back end of next week.

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Written by Andy Bull
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/04/england-cricket-ashes-ecb-joe-root-graham-thorpe-giles-silverwood-harrison-strauss under the title “Joe Root stays on as England Test captain with Thorpe latest to be axed”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.