MX23RW : Wednesday, December 2 09:06:52| >> :60:2232:2232:

Andy Flower steps down from ECB after 12 years

Andy Flower steps down from ECB after 12 years
© Reuters
The Zimbabwean had a successful stint as England head coach.

Andy Flower is leaving the England and Wales Cricket Board after 12 years.

The Zimbabwean was appointed England assistant coach to Peter Moores in 2007, took over as head coach two years later and switched to working with the Lions in 2014.

During his spell as head coach, Flower led England's Test side to number one in the world, victory at the 2010 World Twenty20 and Ashes success in Australia in 2010-11.

"It's been a real privilege," said Flower.

"The Ashes victory in 2010-11 stands out. It's difficult to win in Australia and to do it so comprehensively was a really proud moment in my coaching career.

"It was wonderful to watch those young men take on that challenge successfully and have a great time doing it.

"The win in India in 2012-13 was a highlight too, to overcome some great players in tough spinning conditions was a special victory.

"So was the T20 World Cup win in 2010. The way we played our cricket, with such freedom and aggression, really was fun to be part of."

Andy Flower, centre, led England to World T20 glory in 2010
Andy Flower, centre, led England to World T20 glory in 2010 (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Flower's departure comes shortly after Chris Silverwood's appointment as England head coach.

"I'm really happy for Chris that he's getting the chance to lead England and I think he's going to do a great job," said Flower.

"I also want to wish Mo Bobat, the new performance director, all the best in his new role."

Managing director Ashley Giles said: "Andy moves on with every best wish from all of us at ECB for his outstanding contribution to the English game over the last 12 years.

"It has been a pleasure working with Andy, who sets such high standards of professionalism and preparation for the teams he leads. I have no doubt he will enjoy further success in the years to come."


Click here for more stories about Andy Flower

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ben Stokes pictured on September 18, 2019
Read Next:
Chris Silverwood backing Ben Stokes over face-grabbing photos
Latest Sports Video

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Champions League
League One
League Two
National League
National League North
National League South
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Copa Libertadores
Copa Sudamericana
MLS Playoffs

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!