Ashley Giles has found himself in a situation that will lead him down a path that is far away from English cricket as he has stepped down from the position of managing director of the England cricket team. Andrew Strauss has been named as a temporary replacement, while the board finds a suitable fit for the position.

The main reason that this turn of events happened was England’s poor form in the recent Ashes series, where the entire team failed to put up a decent comeback to their dismal performances. Chris Silverwood, who is the current head coach, has also come under the scanner and might be subjected to a review of his conduct.

According to cricbuzz, Giles has come forward with his departing statements. “The last couple of years have been really difficult, and I’m pleased with what we’ve been able to do under the most difficult of conditions. This has surely safeguarded the game’s future in England and Wales. Despite these obstacles, we have won the 50-over World Cup, are the top-ranked T20I squad in the world, are the fourth-best Test team in the world, and our under-19s have just reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years. I wish all of our players and staff continued success. Now I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with my family before tackling the next challenge”, he concluded.

Tom Harrison, who is the ECB CEO, has thanked Giles for his service and role in English cricket. “I’m immensely thankful to Ashley for his commitment and contribution to England men’s cricket over the previous three years. He is well-liked by many in the game and has made a significant contribution to the ECB and England Men’s Cricket. Following a disappointing men’s Ashes this winter, we must guarantee that the circumstances are in place across our game to allow our Test squad to prosper”, Harrison stated.