Andrew Strauss, the former England captain has been named as the Director of England Cricket. The role to be played by Strauss will be extremely crucial for the future of English cricket. Strauss will be responsible for developing the management structure of the game in England to constructing the long term strategies and goals that will take England to new highs.
The speculation of Strauss being named as the Director of cricket in England was in the air for over a month. It was just made official by ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison.
Harrison sounded optimistic about Strauss and said, “Andrew’s breadth of ideas, his passion for England cricket and his proven leadership skills shone out. “He was an exceptional England captain, is an authoritative voice on the modern game and has a wealth of experience building successful teams.
“Andrew’s also widely respected across the sporting landscape. We’re delighted he’s joining us at the ECB as we set out to create a new strategy for the game.”
The successful former captain will now have to supervise the England’s senior men’s team including their performance and development programs. He will also handle the selection process. The England Head coach will directly report to him regarding the team progress.
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