Bowling Coach Saker Extends Contract With England

Bowling Coach Saker Extends Contract With England
Bowling Coach Saker Extends Contract With England
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England's fast bowling coach David Saker has extended his contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and will continue to work for them for another three years.

Saker first joined the England management team ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 success in 2010 and the former Victoria man will now continue until at least 2013.

“Since joining the England team management David has forged a strong and successful relationship with the England bowlers and indeed the entire England set-up," England Team Managing Director Huw Morris said.

“We are delighted David has agreed to continue in the role for at least another three years as he’s a vital part of the England management team and his experience and expertise are greatly valued.

“David came into the role with excellent credentials, integrated immediately and has worked extremely well with the England bowlers across all formats of the game. I know the current crop of bowlers along with those young bowlers coming through the England system will continue to benefit from his ongoing hard work and know-how.”

Saker added: “Since joining the England team I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with a talented and hard working group of England bowlers. The depth of bowling talent currently throughout the England ranks is something that excites me and I’m really looking forward to building on the progress we’ve made in recent times.

“There is still a lot of improvement ahead for the England squad, including the bowling unit, and I look forward to the challenge of continuing to test the bowlers as they seek to improve and better themselves.”

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