England head coach Chris Silverwood to be removed from coaching role after England’s Ashes debacle.
In a shocking development, England head coach Chris Silverwood’s place in the England squad is deemed doubtful as he can receive an axe following England’s Ashes debacle in Australia. The English selectors have decided to schedule a meeting on Tuesday to decide Silverwood’s fate.
As per the reports of British Media, Silverwood’s coaching role came under selectors scrutiny and he can possibly be the ‘fall guy’ for England’s disturbing decimation in the recently concluded Ashes 2021-22.
Australia, in their own backyard, comprehensively walloped England to retain the all-important Ashes. The Aussie won the tournament by 4-0.
England cricket’s managing director Ashley Giles has prepared a detailed report on the events and has sent it to the ECB’s performance cricket committee chaired by Andrew Strauss. The report will also be sent to board chairman Tom Harrison.
Andrew Strauss has been handed over the task to chart out an effective roadmap to improve England’s test performance in the future. The very first step towards has been reportedly taken by limiting England players to feature in the IPL. Several cricketers have already pulled out of the IPL mega auction citing their focus on test cricket and fitness.
It is learnt that the English players who have registered for the IPL 2022 will not be available for the final phase of the tournament. Though no concrete reports have been out on whether restricting players from featuring in the IPL is a part of the chalked out roadmap or not.
If the reports are to be believed, England’s head coach Chris Silverwood and batting coach Graham Thorpe will be terminated from their roles. It remains to be seen whether ECB takes an immediate step or put the two aforementioned on notice period.
England is scheduled to compete against West Indies in the Caribbean. The three matches Test series between England and West Indies starts on March 8. The English squad for the same is expected to be announced by the end of next week.