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Moores appointed head coach

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Peter Moores

Peter Moores

The England and Wales Cricket Board is pleased to announce that Peter Moores will succeed Duncan Fletcher as England head coach with effect from May 1, 2007.

ECB chief executive David Collier said: "ECB has developed a contingency and succession plan for all key management positions. Peter has been identified for some time as a leading candidate as a future England head coach.

"He led Sussex to domestic success and is one of the highest qualified coaches in world cricket.

"He has worked since 2005 with the National Academy programme and has led tours with the England A Team. He is highly respected as an innovative and inspiring coach and is an ideal person to accept this appointment.

Peter Moores

"In addition to the preparation of the Test team for the npower Test Series versus the West Indies in four weeks' time Peter will also commence the important work of preparing a new strategy for one-day cricket to match the improvements made in Test match cricket and to build a side for the 2009 ICC Twenty20 Championship in England and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in Asia."

A delighted Moores commented: "It is an honour to have been appointed as England head coach and to succeed Duncan Fletcher, who has been an outstanding coach of the England team.

"I have enjoyed my two years at the National Academy and my role with the England teams. The challenge of this new role excites me and I look forward to meeting up with the players on their return to the United Kingdom and to leading England to success in both Test and one-day cricket."

Moores will give his first press conference at the National Academy in Loughborough on Wednesday April 25. Full coverage here on ecb.co.uk

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