Ashley Giles SACKED as managing director of England’s men’s cricket in the wake of disastrous Ashes campaign in Australia, with head coach Chris Silverwood expected to follow him
- Ashley Giles has been sacked as the managing director of England’s men’s team
- The decision to remove the 48-year-old comes after England’s poor Ashes loss
- England also lost nine out of their 15 tests in a poor calendar year in 2021
- Head coach Chris Silverwood is expected to follow Giles out of the door
- Giles led England to a World Cup win in 2019 while the T20 team are World No 1
Ashley Giles has been sacked as the managing director of the England men’s cricket team.
The decision to remove the 48-year-old comes in the wake of England’s disastrous Ashes campaign, which saw them lose 4-0 Down Under, while Joe Root’s side also lost nine out of their 15 Tests in 2021.
No decision has yet to be made on the future of head coach Chris Silverwood, who came under fire for England’s poor showing in Australia, but the 46-year-old is expected to follow Giles out the door.
Ashley Giles has been sacked as the managing director of England’s men’s cricket team
The exit comes after England’s disastrous Ashes campaign in Australia, resulting in a 4-0 loss
Explaining the decision to remove Giles, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said: ‘Off the back of a disappointing men’s Ashes this winter we must ensure we put in place the conditions across our game to enable our Test team to succeed.’
Giles spent three years in the role and guided England to the 2019 Cricket World Cup, while the country’s T20 side are ranked at No 1 in the world – despite an semi-final exit at this year’s World Cup.
The former Test spinner has revealed he will use this new chapter in his career to spend time with his family but is also seeking a new challenge.
Giles announced in a statement: ‘I’d like to thank everyone for the support they’ve given me, particularly all the staff and the players, as well as the Board for giving me this opportunity.
England head coach Chris Silverwood (right) is expected to follow Giles through the exit door
‘The past couple of years have been incredibly challenging and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to deliver in the toughest of circumstances. This has undoubtedly protected the future of the game in England and Wales.
‘Despite these challenges, over the past three years, we have become 50-over World Champions, the top ranked T20I side in the world, we remain 4th ranked Test team and our under 19s have just reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years. I wish all our players and staff great success for the future.
‘I’m now looking forward to spending some time with my family before looking at the next challenge.’
More to follow.