Collingwood joins England Coaching Set-up for World T20

13 Feb
Paul Collingwood has been engaged to be a part of the England coaching staff for the forthcoming England tour to the Caribbean and the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Collingwood, 37, played 68 Test matches, 197 One Day Internationals and 35 Twenty20 Internationals and was captain when England won their first ICC global event – the ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean in 2010. Collingwood also captained Durham to the LV= County Championship in 2013. He takes over from assistant coach Richard Halsall on these tours. 
Paul Downton, Managing Director England cricket, 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.’’ 
Collingwood will join England on a short-term secondment from Durham, where he remains captain. Ashley Giles, the England Limited Overs Coach, added: “Colly will add great energy and a winning T20 pedigree to the tour party. We are really looking forward to his involvement.”
Paul will be back in the North East ahead of the new domestic season, and will lead the Champions out at Emirates Durham on 20th April against Somerset in the LV=County Championship.

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