England Cricket Name Brendon McCullum Head Coach
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been appointed head coach of England’s test team, the country’s cricket board (ECB) has announced.
Dunedin-born McCullum, 40, is currently in charge of Indian Premier League Twenty20 side Kolkata Knight Riders but the ECB said he will be in place to start his role when New Zealand visit for a three-test series starting at Lord’s on 2 June, Reuters reports.
“We are delighted to confirm Brendon as England men’s test head coach. It has been a real privilege to get to know him and understand his views and vision for the game,” ECB managing director Rob Key said in a statement.
“He has a recent history of changing cricket culture and environments for the better, and I believe he is the person to do that for England’s red-ball cricket,” Key said.
Former England captain Michael Atherton said McCullum is a “very bold and imaginative choice” from managing director Key.
Original article by Reuters, May 13, 2022.