ECB Extends Andy Flower’s Contract




Andy Flower

Andy Flower

Former Zimbabwe cricketer Andy Flower has renewed his contract with the ECB to remain in the capacity of the England team Director. He now dons this role a permanent contract, which is something which he had been offered back in 2009, but he refused at that stage.

Within the two years that Flower has held this post, England has done significantly well, with two Ashes to their name as well as the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 that was played in the West Indies. England also raised to third place in the Test Rankings form the sixth position, whilst they have climbed one spot to the fifth in the ICC ODI Rankings.

Flower said that he was happy to have been given the responsibility of taking the team further and was hoping “to build on the considerable progress we have made to date as a squad and remain fully committed to developing the side and ensuring we are in a position to realise our objective of becoming the number one side in the world.”

He also says that back in 2009, when he had joined the team first, he had hoped to “create a winning England team” and to some extent he was “very pleased with the advances we have made as a squad over the last two years in all formats of the game.”

He also says that regaining the Ashes in 2009 and last winter as well as the T20 cup are the shining moments of his tenure so far.

Further he accepts that becoming the number one side in the world, has  remained and shall remain their goal of the team and that they have never shied away from accepting that upfront.

He conclude his statement by saying that he would be testing his sides’ quality in the summer when England play against two quality teams in the form of Sri Lanka and India. England plays three test matches, a T20 and an ODI series against Sri Lanka with a similar schedule against India as well. They also play an ODI against Ireland in between the series against India.

The Managing Director of England cricket, Mr. Hugh Morris acknowledged Flower’s contribution to English cricket in the capacity of director and said that “Andy’s outstanding leadership, commitment, and his open and honest approach have been key factors in the success the England squad has enjoyed over the last two years and I have no doubt that under his direction we will continue to see England improve as we strive to become the number one side in the world in all formats of the game.”

Tags: , , , , ,

Author:

Hello everyone. I'm a student of Heritage Institute of Technology. Although I'm not very athletic, like every other Indian I've always loved to play cricket. In fact at a given point of time I had serious thoughts of becoming a cricketer. Never mind my namesake is doing great guns at the highest level and I think I'm pretty satisfied with writing articles on the very game which has happened to be my passion right from childhood . I would share whatever little I know about the fascinating game and try and provide facts as well as a cohesive analysis of the latest from the game. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cricket

IPL 2018: SWOT Analysis of the Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018: SWOT Analysis of the Mumbai Indians

Posted by: Suraj Shukla on February 6th, 2018

Mumbai Indians won the title in the 10th edition of the IPL by beating Rising Pune Supergiants. Their skipper Rohit Sharma was retained by the franchise along w ..

Football

Barcelona January transfer window – ins and outs

Barcelona January transfer window – ins and outs

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 7th, 2018

There has been quite lot of changes for Barcelona this January. They have brought in Yerry Mina and Philippe Coutinho. This is great news! They also have Ousman ..

Tennis

2018 Australian Open: Federer hikes towards his fourteenth semifinal at the Melbourne Park

2018 Australian Open: Federer hikes towards his fourteenth semifinal at the Melbourne Park

Posted by: Mahalakshmi Murali on January 25th, 2018

The 19-time Swiss legend, Roger Federer, cruised into the semifinals of the 2018 Australian Open by brushing past his longtime Czech rival, Tomas Berdych. The W ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 15th, 2018

It looks like it will be a scintillating couple of months for fans of elite boxing. There is the prospect of the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Ca ..

Other Sports

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker set for huge showdown

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 15th, 2018

It looks like it will be a scintillating couple of months for fans of elite boxing. There is the prospect of the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Ca ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror