ECB announces Ashley Giles steps down after Ashes defeat



2022-02-02 20:07:50

LONDON: Ashley Giles “stepped down” from his position as managing director of England males’s cricket on Wednesday as he paid the value for the crew’s woeful 4-0 Ashes sequence loss in Australia.

The humiliating reverse towards their oldest rivals adopted a poor 2021 the place they misplaced 9 of their 15 Exams and have been overwhelmed within the semi-finals of the World Twenty20.

“Ashley Giles is standing down as managing director, England men’s cricket,” stated an England and Wales Cricket Board assertion.

The 48-year-old was appointed on the finish of 2018, changing former England captain Andrew Strauss, who will now take over on an interim foundation forward of subsequent month’s three-Check sequence within the West Indies.

“Off the back of a disappointing men’s Ashes this winter we must ensure we put in place the conditions across our game to enable our Test team to succeed,” stated ECB chief govt Tom Harrison in a press release.

Former England left-arm spinner Giles’ place was extensively thought to be untenable following the Ashes reverse, the place for all the issues of touring Australia amid the Covid-19 pandemic, he got here underneath fireplace for giving under-pressure head coach Chris Silverwood sole authority for choosing the aspect after being behind the sacking of nationwide selector Ed Smith.

“The past couple of years have been incredibly challenging and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to deliver in the toughest of circumstances,” stated Giles.

He went on so as to add: “I wish all our players and staff great success for the future.

“I am now trying ahead to spending a while with my household earlier than trying on the subsequent problem.”

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