Wednesday 12 February 2014 

Collingwood Takes Up England Role

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood will be part of England's coaching team in the West Indies and Bangladesh
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Paul Collingwood will join up with England as part of their coaching team for their tour of the West Indies and the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Collingwood, who captained England to victory in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010, will join the team led by former team-mate Ashley Giles, who is now head coach of England's limited overs sides.

The Durham all-rounder recently combined with Craig Wright to guide Scotland to the 2015 World Cup by winning the qualifying event in New Zealand.

He played 68 Tests, 197 One-Day Internationals and 35 Twenty20 Internationals and will take over from assistant coach Richard Halsall for these two tours.

Managing Director England Cricket Paul Downton is looking forward to Collingwood working with the squad.

"I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the England coaching staff for the trips to the West Indies and Bangladesh," he said.

"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."

And Giles, who played alongside Collingwood in the latter part of his international career, said he was also looking forward to working with the Durham man.

"Colly will add great energy and a winning T20 pedigree to the tour party. We are really looking forward to his involvement."

Collingwood remains Durham captain and is on a short-term secondment from the reigning county champions.

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