Netherland appoints Ryan Cook as interim head coach
Netherlands Appoint Ryan Cook as Interim Head Coach
The Netherlands Cricket Board has appointed Ryan Cook as interim head coach of the men's national team, replacing Ryan Campbell.
Ryan Cook has been appointed interim head coach of the Netherlands men's team, replacing Ryan Campbell, who suffered cardiac arrest while on a family holiday in England last month. The Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB), meanwhile, are hoping for Campbell's return to coaching later this summer.
"I'm honored to join the team and look forward to working with the players and coaches over the coming months. We have an exciting schedule ahead of us and I want to help the team keep getting stronger," Cook said in a statement.
The KNCB said Campbell, who was appointed Netherlands head coach in 2017, is expected to make a full recovery and they hope to welcome him back to the team later in the cricket summer.
Cook had previously worked as a field coach of the Bangladesh team while also being the head coach at Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy in Cape Town. Cook will join captain Pieter Seelaar with James Hilditch and Peter Borren on the coaching staff.
Speaking of his appointment, Ryan Cook said: "I'm honored to join the team and look forward to working with the players and coaches over the next few months at Strength."
The Netherlands play a three-game ODI series at home against the West Indies next month, with games forming part of the ICC ODI Super League. They will host England for three ODIs, followed by two T20Is against New Zealand and two ODIs against Pakistan.