Strauss touted for ECB's top job after Test series victory
23:34 GMT, 18 December 2012
England cricket, fresh from the momentous series win in India, are planning for the long term with former captain Andrew Strauss set to take a consultancy role with the national team.
Strauss, who stepped down as Test skipper last summer, still has to make up his mind about his future and has a number of options. But he wants to stay involved in the game and the ECB are keen for him to do so.
So much so that Strauss will spend time over the next year working with England managing director Hugh Morris — at Morris’s instigation — to gain more understanding of his role.
Join us: Andrew Strauss is set to take an ECB consultancy role
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And there is hope at the ECB that Strauss will enjoy the experience enough to want to eventually succeed Morris. That would ensure, in time, as seamless a transition off the pitch as Strauss handing over to Alastair Cook has proved on it.
Strauss, with Morris and team director Andy Flower – limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is in line to be his future replacement — were responsible for taking England’s Test side to No 1 in the world. An ECB spokesperson said: ‘We do not want to lose Andrew from cricket.’
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