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England sack Chris Silverwood in wake of Ashes disaster

England have parted corporation with head coach, Chris Silverwood, in the wake of their 4- Ashes defeat in Australia.

The determination, which experienced been extensively predicted right after a disastrous excursion, arrives 24 hrs following the sacking of Ashley Giles as director of men’s cricket, and a issue of months before England are owing to depart for a three-Check series in the Caribbean.

Richard Dawson, at present overseeing England Young Lions at the Under-19 World Cup in which they will perform India in Saturday’s remaining, has emerged as a surprise contender to get cost of the Take a look at squad from West Indies, with even more interim appointments owing in the coming times.

“It truly is been an absolute honour to be England Head Coach, and I am extremely proud to have labored together with our players and personnel,” Silverwood said. “I want to thank them all for the tricky work and dedication they have specified during my time in the job and I wish them all the quite very best transferring ahead.”

Silverwood was promoted from his assistant-coach role in 2019, and took above from England’s Environment Cup-successful head mentor, Trevor Bayliss, in the aftermath of that summer’s drawn Ashes campaign. He savored some achievement in his to start with wintertime in charge, guiding a youthful England team to a occur-from-guiding 3-1 sequence earn in South Africa, and at a single place he oversaw 6 overseas wins in a row, just after England began 2021 with a trio over victories in Sri Lanka and India.

Nonetheless, with the Covid pandemic creating unparalleled difficulties for the countrywide crew, like a whole summer of at the rear of-shut-doorways matches in 2020 and continued bio-safe workforce environments thereafter, Silverwood ultimately compensated the price tag for a 12-month operate of kind in which England gained a single and dropped 10 of their last 14 Tests.

He also experienced overall accountability for England’s white-ball fortunes, with a particular focus on the 20-above structure in the lead-up to the T20 Planet Cup in the UAE in April. While England retained their No.1 ranking in that structure, they ended up defeated by New Zealand in the semi-closing, just before a submit-Ashes campaign in the Caribbean, headed up by assistant mentor, Paul Collingwood, which West Indies received 3-2.

“The previous two decades have been incredibly demanding but I have truly savored my time with the crew and operating with Rooty and Morgs, and I am pretty proud of this team looking at the challenges,” Silverwood extra. “I depart with fond memories and I am now seeking ahead to paying some good quality time at house with my family and embracing the upcoming chapter.”

Tom Harrison, the ECB’s main govt, extra: “For the duration of his time in the function Chris has given totally everything to make a accomplishment of it. He is a guy of terrific integrity, who gamers and employees alike have appreciated working with.

“Beneath Chris, England Men’s white ball groups have been ranked initial and second in the earth whilst he also led the Take a look at crew to a range of collection wins which includes away in South Africa and Sri Lanka.

“He has led the England Men’s team with excellent resilience and empathy through an very hard period for English cricket, and he justifies our sincere thanks and gratitude.

“In the coming times Andrew Strauss will appoint a caretaker mentor for the tour of the West Indies and will then take into consideration the suitable coaching buildings to assist England move forwards.”

Remarkable changes to England’s back-home established-up could be on the cards in the wake of a tour of Australia tainted by stories of a drinking society and substandard exercise levels. Graham Thorpe’s posture as assistant coach experienced been beneath specific scrutiny following an early-morning incident just after the fifth Exam in Hobart last thirty day period, when law enforcement had to be known as after he reportedly lit a cigar in an indoor area at the group resort.