Andy Flower stepped down from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after 12 years on Saturday. He said that he will no longer be working with ECB.
The Zimbabwean has a lot under his credentials as England coach as England reached the Ashes glory three times 2009 and 2014 during his coaching tenure. He coached England to become a top ranked test team along with the World T20 triumph in 2010.
Andy Flower, 51, was involved in England’s second tier Lion team for the last five years and now he has decided not to pursue the coaching role.
ECB managing director, Ashley Giles was all praise for Flower and said;
“It’s been a real privilege,” he said in a statement. “The Ashes victory in 2010-11 stands out. It’s difficult to win in Australia, and to do it so comprehensively was a really proud moment in my coaching career.
“I will still be based in England and I will continue to watch English cricket very keenly — it has a very bright future.”
He further said;
“Andy moves on with every best wish from all of us at ECB for his outstanding contribution to the English game over the last 12 years,
“It has been a pleasure working with Andy, who sets such high standards of professionalism and preparation for the teams he leads. I have no doubt he will enjoy further success in the years to come.”
Flower plans a spell away from game and said;
“I haven’t had a sustained break for quite a long time.”