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Cricket: ECB chief hints Giles will succeed Flower

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:00 PM
 

MELBOURNE (AFP) - England Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke hinted on Saturday that Ashley Giles would succeed Andy Flower as Test coach after the former Zimbabwe international quit following their Ashes whitewash.

Flower resigned on Friday to allow the team to rebuild after their disastrous tour of Australia, where they lost the Test series 0-5.

However, he is remaining a selector "for the time being", with British reports saying the decision to stand down was his alone and not prompted by the Ashes humiliation.

Flower had already ceded coaching control of England's one-day team to former England spinner Giles, and said he had come to the conclusion that a man in his position needed to be "responsible across all formats".

 
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