Coaches in demand for next cricketing season
A number of teams are looking to fill in the void.
Updated - Nov 6, 2019 1:17 pm
The 2019 World Cup recently came to a close with England winning the mega event, defeating New Zealand in the final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. The post-World Cup campaign has already started. Even as India and the Windies are locking horns in a bilateral series, the high-voltage Ashes is also taking place between Australia and England. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were involved in a series previously.
In the meantime, a number of teams are searching for their respective head coaches for the next cricketing season. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has hit a rather rough patch with Chandika Hathurusingha. Tom Moody has also been speculated to be a strong contender for the role in the Lankan national team. Moody, also a former Australian all-round cricketer, has previously coached the Islanders.
In 2005, he was appointed as the Lankan coach for the first time and under his tutelage, Lanka progressed to the final of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean Islands. For England, Trevor Bayliss is set to leave the team after the Ashes. Alex Stewart is understandably being eyed as the Brits head coach. South Africa recently appointed Enoch Nkwe as the interim coach, replacing Ottis Gibson.
A number of upcoming changes in the coaching field
It’s been learned that Peter Moores, who previously coached the Three Lions during a tour of India, can be coaching the Proteas, as per reports in Mumbai Mirror. Phil Simmons is set to return to the Windies team as he has applied for the India head coach position, which could well be held by Ravi Shastri even in the future. \
Shastri and his support staff are currently on a 45-day extension period. Shastri has come under a lot of fire in recent times. Recently, Pakistan also decided to sack head coach Mickey Arthur, who was in the position for the last three years. The PCB committee met on August 2 in Lahore where it was decided that the entire coaching staff would undergo a revamp.
Misbah-ul-Haq’s name is doing the rounds for the coach’s position. In the meantime, even Bangladesh don’t have a head coach for the time being. Steve Rhodes departed earlier and Khaled Mahmud Sujon became the Tigers’ temporary coach for the Lanka ODI series.