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Shine continues in ECB role

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Kevin Shine

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In response to an article which appeared in the Daily Telegraph today, Thursday May 17 2007, the England and Wales Cricket Board clarified that Kevin Shine will continue to serve as ECB fast bowling coach and to lead the ECB fast-bowling programme.

John Carr, ECB director of England cricket, said: "When the board recruited Kevin in early 2006 it was always intended to be largely a Loughborough-based role leading the ECB fast bowling programme, which involves overseeing and managing the development of elite fast bowlers at senior and age group levels.

"It was on this basis that Kevin and his family relocated to the Loughborough area.

"Duncan Fletcher was very keen to have Kevin as a full-time member of the England management team and the board was grateful that Kevin agreed to serve in this role through to the end of CWC 2007.

"Kevin had indicated at the start of the winter that at the end of the World Cup he wished to revert to the important role that he was originally recruited to perform.

"The ECB fast-bowling programme cannot be delivered by any one person and involves working closely with the ECB fast bowling group and all county coaches.

In delivering the programme Kevin has already enlisted the expert support of Ottis Gibson and Stuart Barnes over the winter months and additional support from expert fast bowling coaches will continue to be necessary to deliver the programmes.

"Peter Moores and ECB have every confidence in Kevin Shine to lead the ECB fast bowling programme and to coach England’s elite fast bowlers.

"Kevin will continue to be involved in the preparation of England fast bowlers around international matches as well as being involved in any decisions to utilise the services of other fast bowling coaches with England teams or in other parts of the fast bowling programme."