Eng­land axe sees Moores frus­trated

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - CRICKET CHRIS OSTICK

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.”

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