England axe sees Moores frustrated
PETER Moores has revealed his frustrations at not being given the time to build a new England team before being sacked.
The former Lancashire coach was axed as England head coach by Andrew Strauss – the new director of England cricket – after just 12 months in the role.
It came after Macclesfield-born Moores had come under pressure following a woeful performance from England in the World Cup and failure to beat the West Indies in the recent threematch Test series in the Carribean.
“At the moment it’s difficult to put into words how I feel except to say how disappointed I am in the way my term as England Coach has ended,” said 52-yearold Moores, who was hailed as the leading coach of his generation by the then ECB chief Paul Downton when he was appointed in April 2014.
“I will walk away knowing I’ve given my all to the role and always put the team at the front of any decision making.
“I believe time will show that I have been instrumental in the identification and development of a new group of England players who will go on and bring honour and success to the England badge.”