Alec Stewart retires as England manager of cricket racing


Lec Stewart will not be England’s next manager of cricket, having retired from racing for family reasons.

Last Monday, the ECB published an advert for a ‘General Manager, England Men’s Cricket’, which is one of several jobs it is currently looking to fill following a post-Ashes reform.

Ashley Giles has lost his job as general manager, Chris Silverwood has been sacked as head coach (but is close to agreeing a deal with Sri Lanka) and Graham Thorpe has also quit as batting coach .

An interim staff is currently in charge of the Granada team, where the third test against the West Indies will begin on Thursday.

Andrew Strauss, who served as a medical doctor between 2015 and 2018 when he had to step down due to his wife’s ill health, is currently in the role on an interim basis and works with SRI recruiters.

Their first task is to appoint a DM, who will then confirm the structure of the coaching staff (which should be divided according to formats). They are also likely to bring back the national manager position that Giles cut.

Stewart, who played 133 Tests for England, was considered among the favorites for the MD job and would have been a strong candidate, but it is understood he will not apply for family reasons.

He will remain Surrey’s director of cricket, a position he has held since 2014.

Names linked to the MD job include former national manager Ed Smith and Durham director of cricket Marcus North. Other possibilities are Nathan Leamon and Mo Bobat, who are already working with England, and Mike Hesson, the former New Zealand head coach.

standard Sport

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