Andy Flower ends 12 years association with ECB
England Cricket Board is having some major changes in the supporting staff panel of the main team as well as in the various levels of the national team. Recently they appointed Chris Silverwood as the new head coach for men’s team.
In the ongoing changes, Former head coach of England, Andy Flower is also biding farewell to the England Cricket Board, ending 12 years association with the board in several roles.
Andy Flower was the head coach for England between 2009 and 2014, before going on to serve as coach of the country’s developmental Lions team. He had previously spent two years as assistant coach during Peter Moores’ spell in charge of the senior side.
Under Flower’s stint as head coach England became first in ICC Test Rankings in 2011. Also the team managed to win three Ashes tournaments with Flower as head coach.
“The Ashes victory in 2010-11 stands out,” Flower said of his time with the ECB after Saturday’s announcement. “It’s difficult to win in Australia, and to do it so comprehensively was a really proud moment in my coaching career. The win in India in 2012-13 was a highlight too.
So was the T20 World Cup win in 2010. The way we played our cricket, with such freedom and aggression, really was fun to be part of. I’m really happy for Chris that he’s getting the chance to lead England and I think he’s going to do a great job. I will still be based in England and I will continue to watch English cricket very keenly – it has a very bright future,” Flower added.