England Cricket New Coach – Ricky Ponting Declines Offer: Ricky Ponting is happy working in IPL as Delhi Capitals coach. The former Australian captain has declined offer to become England Cricket’s New Coach. According to reports, Ponting has told ECB’s Director of cricket Rob Key he is not interested in the job: Follow Cricket News Updates with InsideSport.IN
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England Cricket New Coach: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting tells ECB ‘NOT INTERESTED’, Ottis Gibson tipped to be new England Coach
Ricky Ponting Declines Offer: 47 year old Ponting is currently coaching Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Key spoke to Ponting recently. The former Australian captain declined the offer. The report further says, ECB was open to the idea that Ponting can continue his role with Delhi IPL Team. Still Ponting decided to give the offer a miss.
Who will be made England team coach? Ottis Gibson is the frontrunner
Former West Indies and South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has emerged as a candidate for the Test job. ECB’s new regime is interested in splitting the red-ball and white-ball roles.
Ottis Gibson Coaching Resume
- The 53-year-old Gibson has already coached two sides at international level i.e West Indies and South Africa.
- From the last two years, Gibson was in charge of the Bangladesh’s fast bowlers.
- Twice he has been with England Cricket Set-UP.
- He was England’s fast-bowling coach between 2015 and 2017, having previously done the job between 2007 and 2010.
But Ponting has made clear his unavailability, as has another Key target, ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene.
According to reports, former England opener Nick Knight is another name which is being discussed in ECB’s corridors. Knight is in reckoning for the white-ball set-up of England Cricket. Knight has played 100 ODI Games for England.
England New Captain Announcement: New coaching set up is the not the only decision which ECB has to announce.
The new ECB Set-Up is also entrusted with finalization of NEW CAPTAIN for the England Test team.
Ben Stokes is tipped to take over as England’s new test captain after Joe Root’s resignation.
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