Veteran cricketer Michael Carberry gets a new role in English cricket
In the 2017 County Championships, Michael Carberry only averaged 17.42 with the bat.
Updated - Feb 21, 2018 8:55 pm
Veteran English cricketer Michael Carberry is all set to lead the Leicestershire side in the upcoming English domestic season. Team Leicestershire confirmed the appointment of their new skipper recently. Carberry will be replacing Mark Cosgrove as the captain of the side. Cosgrove will continue to play for the team, but only in the capaciy of a player. It is worth noting that Michael Carberry has had a tough time with his form in the recent past.
In the 2017 County Championships, Michael Carberry only averaged 17.42 with the bat. However, the experience that he has, the management found him to be the right person to lead the side. Carberry has represented England in all the three formats of the game.
Meanwhile, the team has also appointed Tom Smith as the second XI coach. Smith was a part of the club back in the 2008 season. He was also a part of the Lancashire team that had won the County Championship in 2011. He led the club in the 2015 season. As per the quotes in ESPNcricinfo, Smith expressed his happiness at taking up the new role.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me at Leicestershire and it is great to be working alongside Nico [Paul Nixon], John Sadler, Matt Mason and all of the coaching staff. I enjoyed my time here as a player alongside Nico so it was an easy decision to make. I’m really looking forward to being part of a fresh coaching team at the Foxes and can’t wait to get started,” Tom Smith quoted.
Paul Nixon pleased with the signings
Also, recently, Paul Nixon was appointed as the head coach of the club. Along with him, Matt Mason had joined as the bowling coach, and John Sadler was appointed as the assistant coach. Nixon remarked that the new signings in the team management are very good ones. He hopes for a good season for the club this year.
“Tom is a brilliant bloke who I had the pleasure of playing alongside here. He was a top-class cricketer who was highly skilled across all formats. Tom was named as captain of Lancashire at a young age which shows his pedigree,” Paul Nixon mentioned.
“He has since upskilled his coaching CV with work at Lancashire both in the men’s and women’s game and has also been working with the England Women team. We’re delighted to have Tom on board with us,” he added further.