Collingwood to be part of England’s coaching staff for tour of West Indies and World T20

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Collingwood recently helped Scotland qualify for the 2015 World Cup

Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has agreed to be part of the national team’s coaching staff for their upcoming limited overs tour of the West Indies and the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month.

England decided to hire Collingwood after he helped Scotland claim a place in the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

“Colly will add great energy and a winning T20 pedigree to the tour party,” England limited overs head coach Ashley Giles said. “We are really looking forward to his involvement.”

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton was just as ecstatic, and said: “I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the England coaching staff for the trips to the West Indies and Bangladesh. He was an outstanding performer for England and proved himself to be a successful captain in Twenty20 cricket and the county game. We are looking forward to the enthusiastic approach Paul brings to all the teams that he has been involved with over the years.

“More recently he has also demonstrated his growing coaching potential by helping mastermind Scotland’s victory in the ICC World Cup qualifier in New Zealand – a result which guaranteed Scotland a place in the ICC World Cup finals for the first time since 2007.”

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