Graves: Strauss will choose the new coach


New England Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves says Andrew Strauss will appoint the next England coach to take over from Peter Moores who was sacked on Saturday.

Strauss was named as the new Director of Cricket at the ECB and one of his first calls was to axe Moores who led England to a shambolic World Cup campaign in Australia and oversaw a one-all Test series draw to the eighth-ranked West Indies earlier this year.

Former Australia international, and current Yorkshire coach, Jason Gillespie has been installed as the favourite to land the job but Graves, who worked with Gillespie at Yorkshire before taking on his new role at the ECB, says Strauss will make the final call.

Graves told The Times: "It is Andrew Strauss who takes that call as he builds his team around him. We will not rush into any decision overnight.

"The decision to sack Peter Moores was not a knee-jerk one and this will not be either. Andrew will have an idea who he has in mind and wants to talk to.

"It is his recommendation and he will bring that to [chief executive] Tom Harrison and then to me."