Strauss takes up ECB job
England coach Peter Moores has been sacked after former captain Andrew Strauss was appointed as the new national director of cricket.
Moores was relieved of his duties following a dismal World Cup and the drawn Test series with West Indies.
The 52-year-old, who also coached England from 2007 to 2009, said: “I will walk away knowing I’ve given my all.”
Strauss, 38, captained England in 50 of his 100 Test matches, before retiring in August 2012.
The former Middlesex batsman’s role will see him oversee the selection process for the England team, as well as performance and development. The new head coach will also report directly to him.
Assistant coach Paul Farbrace will take charge of the side for the two-Test series against New Zealand, which starts at Lord’s on May 21.