Ashley Giles confirmed as ECB’s new managing director of England men’s cricket

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The 45-year-old replaces his former team-mate Andrew Strauss, who stepped down from the role in October

Ashley Giles is the ECB’s new managing director of England men’s cricket, the governing body has announced.

The former spinner replaces ex-team-mate Andrew Strauss, who stepped down from the role in October.

Giles leaves a similar position at Warwickshire and his appointment means he has represented England as a player, coach and now an administrator.

Ashley Giles has been heavily involved with England cricket at every level

Ashley Giles has been heavily involved with England cricket at every level

The 45-year-old said: “I am very grateful for the opportunity and excited about working with some talented people.

“The legacy left by Andrew Strauss has put the performance programme in a stable place.

“I believe it is important for the game to have a strong international set-up, which is showing great promise in what will be a significant year for our red and white ball teams leading into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup this summer and the Ashes.

Ashley Giles replaces Andrew Strauss in the role

Ashley Giles replaces Andrew Strauss in the role

“The next 12 months could transform the game like no other time in recent memory.”

Giles played 54 Tests for England and later worked as a selector for the national team between 2008 and 2014.

He will be responsible for the long-term strategy of the England men’s cricket teams and the performance pathways leading into the international teams, as well as the coaching and management structures.

Ashley Giles played 54 Tests for England

Ashley Giles played 54 Tests for England

ECB executive officer Tom Harrison said: “We were fortunate throughout this process to interview some of the most talented and respected people in the game.

“Ashley was the standout candidate amongst a very strong field. He will bring a fresh perspective to the role and build on the excellent work carried out by Andrew Strauss over the past three and a half years.

“He has a tremendous passion for England cricket, extensive knowledge of our county game, and a wealth of experience from playing at the highest level to becoming a respected leader in the sport.”

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