London, Apr 19: Lancashire coach Peter Moores is reportedly set to be named as the new head coach of the England national cricket team again after being chosen above current one-day coach Ashley Giles and three other candidates.
It will be Moores’ second spell in charge of the national cricket side after an ill-fated reign between 2007 and 2009 and he was favoured above Nottinghamshire coach Mick Newell, Sussex’s Mark Robinson and Australian Trevor Bayliss.
According to the BBC, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is set to confirm the appointment of Moores, who led Lancashire to the 2011 County Championship title, on Saturday at Lord’s.
The report mentioned that the former Worcestershire and Sussex wicketkeeper was swiftly appointed as Lancashire coach in February 2009 on a three-year contract following his stint in England, which he left in 2009 after a rift with then-captain Kevin Pietersen
Hailing Moores appointment, former England cricketer Jonathan Agnew said that Moores is a technical and deep thinker and is highly regarded by the current squad of players, adding that he is well suited to the role with an evolving England set-up as he has been around the game for a long time.
Giles had been seen as the early front-runner to take charge of all formats of the game after Flower resigned in the aftermath of England’s 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, the report added. (ANI)