Paul Collingwood has assumed responsibility for England’s tour of the West Indies for the test series. He has been appointed as the interim head coach until a suitable replacement is found. This decision came after Chris Silverwood and Graham Thorpe stepped down from their coaching roles. The board took the decision to remove them as they failed to help England mount a strong comeback in the humiliating Ashes series.

England will soon announce their squad for the series, and according to Firstpost, Collingwood is already excited to start in his new role.

He says, “I’m really looking forward to guiding the Test squad on their Caribbean trip. I’m excited to get started. Following the setback of the Ashes, we have a hard Test series against the West Indies, which allows us an opportunity to reset and rebuild. Test match appearances for England are the greatest honours in sport. My goal is to provide gamers with clarity, direction, and encouragement to begin creating something unique. England’s red-ball team has suffered in recent months, winning only one of their last 14 Tests, and Collingwood must now start the process of putting an end to that run.”

“I chatted with Joe Root and Ben Stokes (captain and vice-captain, respectively), and they were both delighted to lead the squad ahead in this new cycle. Despite the fact that they knew it would be difficult, they have the ambition and courage to do things differently in order for the team to succeed. We now have a chance to get back on track”, Paul concluded.