Giles says ‘bitterly disappointed’ over England cricket head coach snub

London, May 5: Former England left-arm spinner and one-day team coach Ashley Giles has said he was “bitterly disappointed” over not being considered for the post of new head coach of the national cricket team.

Giles lost the opportunity to Lancashire coach Peter Moores, who was recalled for a second spell in charge of the national squad after Andy Flower stood down following England’s 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

Giles had appeared to be in pole position to replace Flower, but a poor run of results in one-day games in Australia and England’s humiliating loss to the Netherlands at last month’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, went against his candidature.

Sport24 quoted him, as saying that he was confident of getting the job, and was left disappointed when he didn’t get it. (ANI)