Rob Key needs to see extra homegrown cricket coaches as he ponders abroad England appointments


“Let’s be sincere, we’re at this level the place we now have two teaching jobs and the vast majority of the names coming at you may be abroad coaches. That may’t be proper”; Rob Key, England’s new managing director of males’s cricket, needs extra English coaches to be concerned within the home recreation

Final Up to date: 30/04/22 6:40pm

Rob Key was appointed as managing director of England males’s cricket on April 17

Rob Key insists England should do extra to provide homegrown coaches as he ponders a return to abroad management of the nationwide aspect.

Key, who took over this month as managing director of males’s cricket and has already appointed Ben Stokes as Take a look at captain, is on the lookout for two new head coaches after opting to separate the position.

Former England one-day skipper Paul Collingwood, who held the publish on an interim foundation on the current West Indies tour, is a possible white-ball candidate however the bulk of these linked with the vacancies could be imports.

South African pair Gary Kirsten and Graham Ford have been touted, Simon Katich seems the almost definitely of a lengthier Australian record, whereas Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) and Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) boast robust claims.

Key says he will split England coaches across the different formats and is still considering possible options

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Key says he’ll cut up England coaches throughout the completely different codecs and continues to be contemplating doable choices

Key says he’ll cut up England coaches throughout the completely different codecs and continues to be contemplating doable choices

For a rustic with 18 first-class counties, the sensation stays that the home discipline ought to be extra aggressive however because the yr 2000 England’s most profitable moments have been overseen by the likes of Duncan Fletcher, Andy Flower and Trevor Bayliss.

“Let’s be sincere, we’re at this level the place we now have two teaching jobs and the vast majority of the names coming at you may be abroad coaches. That may’t be proper,” mentioned Key.

“That could be a fault of the system and we have to be sorting this out. At any time when I learn [the media] you might be at all times tipping abroad coaches and that’s the fault of us on the ECB.

“You possibly can’t be telling me that there aren’t good English coaches. Now we have this entire system in place and we now have to make it an interesting job and an interesting course of. There are such a lot of individuals in our recreation which have nice views and we would like them in teaching. It may’t at all times be another person’s fault. What do we have to do?”

Secret’s a type of who eschewed a tracksuit for a TV studio after retiring, with punditry a much less accountable and sometimes extra profitable profession path.

Key says he was attracted to the job by the opportunity to help improve the game.

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Key says he was drawn to the job by the chance to assist enhance the sport.

Key says he was drawn to the job by the chance to assist enhance the sport.

However, having thrown himself again right into a leading edge place within the recreation, he has vowed to handle the manufacturing line. All eight males’s sides within the inaugural version of The Hundred had abroad head coaches, although James Foster has since changed Darren Lehmann at Northern Superchargers.

“How do you change into coach if you do not get the chance? Now we have acquired to get higher at it,” mentioned Key.

“We simply have to ensure we’re producing one of the best coaches we will. What number of English coaches have we had of the nationwide aspect in 30 years? Two or three? Now we have to kind that out. Now we have to be doing one thing about it in any other case what’s the level?”

Key explains why he has asked Ben Stokes to be the new Test captain, and says no-one is out of the running to become the team's new head coach

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Key explains why he has requested Ben Stokes to be the brand new Take a look at captain, and says no-one is out of the operating to change into the group’s new head coach

Key explains why he has requested Ben Stokes to be the brand new Take a look at captain, and says no-one is out of the operating to change into the group’s new head coach

Key, who has wasted little time throwing himself into the duty of filling what had been a sizeable management void, additionally has agency concepts about choice. He plans to revive an impartial nationwide selector however will initially tackle a few of these tasks himself, together with deciding how and when multi-format gamers are rotated and rested.

He has additionally made it plain that the faltering Take a look at group is in larger want than Eoin Morgan’s smoother-running limited-overs unit.

“They’re two groups at completely different ends of the place they’re. It’s important to make it clear to the coaches once they take this job…you could be the white-ball coach however by the best way that doesn’t imply you’ll have the posh of getting the multi-format cricketers each single recreation,” he mentioned.

Key has told Stuart Broad and James Anderson they are available for selection and that Stokes is keen for them to be involved as well

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Key has instructed Stuart Broad and James Anderson they’re accessible for choice and that Stokes is eager for them to be concerned as effectively

Key has instructed Stuart Broad and James Anderson they’re accessible for choice and that Stokes is eager for them to be concerned as effectively

“That is not a nasty factor as a result of there’s a likelihood that we may maintain that white-ball arrange for longer by youthful gamers coming in. Whether or not it is Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes or Jos Buttler, I do not assume it can have a bearing on how effectively they play within the Twenty20 World Cup in the event that they haven’t performed each single recreation within the lead as much as it they usually’re within the Take a look at aspect.

“That is a juggling act and we should be good with it. There will likely be collection in white-ball cricket the place you’ve got the mainstay of the squad however not the very best XI.”



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