Former Northamptonshire head coach and England international David Capel has been appointed as assistant coach to the England Women's team.
He will work alongside Carl Crowe in assisting Paul Shaw, who was named in the new position of Head of England Women's Performance.
Capel played 15 Tests and 23 One-Day Internationals and is an ECB Level Four Coach having worked in South Africa before returning to head Northamptonshire's Centre of Excellence in 1998.
He was head coach of Northamptonshire between 2006 and 2012 and has been involved in coaching England Under-17, Under-19s and the Lions.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the role of Assistant Coach to the England Women’s cricket team," Capel said.
"The team has consistently been at the top of the world game for over five years now and there are some really exciting challenges ahead in the next 12 months, with back to back Ashes and the ICC World Twenty20 scheduled for Bangladesh in early 2014. I look forward to working closely with a hard-working and talented group of players and staff."
Head of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor added: "The interest in this role was overwhelming and David Capel shone at interview. He is a high quality individual with a strong work ethic and an enormous passion for the game. I believe he will bring vast technical and tactical expertise, a wealth of experience and a level of intensity that the players will thrive on.
"I know that adding David to an already strong coaching team will accelerate the development of players within the England Women’s programme, as they prepare for an exciting and challenging twelve months of international cricket."
England now have their coaching team firmly in place ahead of their first internationals of a busy summer, when they take on Pakistan in two ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in July.
August sees them play Australia in one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is.
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