London, Feb 13 ANI | 7 months ago

Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood and former England seamer Angus Fraser have reportedly been handed team roles by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).


Three-time Ashes winner Collingwood, who captained England to the World Twenty20 title in 2010, has been named England assistant coach for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies and World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and will work alongside head coach Ashley Giles.

Meanwhile, Fraser was appointed as an England selector earlier on Wednesday.

According to the BBC, Collingwood will work with England on a short-term basis before rejoining Durham, which he captained to the County Championship title last year, and Giles said that the former player would add great energy and a winning T20 pedigree to the touring team.

The report mentioned that Collingwood, who helped coach Scotland to the 2015 World Cup, takes over from specialist fielding coach Richard Halsall for the West Indies tour in February and March and the World Twenty20, and his appointment marks the latest stage in England's rebuilding following the disastrous 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia.

Meanwhile, the report added that limited-overs coach Giles is among the favourites to succeed Flower and take charge of all three formats, the report added.

(Posted on 13-02-2014)

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