Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Gary Kirsten not interested in being England’s Team Director: Report

Gary Kirsten 11
Gary Kirsten had earlier guided India to a World Cup win in 2011 © Getty Images

 

New Delhi: Feb 3, 2014

 

Former India coach Gary Kirsten is not interested in taking up the role of England’s Team Director and had distanced himself from the job.

 

The 46-year-old former Proteas opener, who had guided India to World Cup victory and No 1 ranking in Test cricket is third favourite in the list of bookies to replace Andy Flower.

 

Kirsten will be seen as the chief coach of Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming season.

 

According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, Kirsten has reportedly told them that he is not interested even if he is offered the job.

 

Kirsten also told reporters in India that his circumstances have not changed since stepping down as coach of South Africa last July.

 

Despite leading South Africa to No. 1 in the world Test rankings, Kirsten cited the amount of time spent away from home as the reason for quitting and said the same explanation prevents an interest in returning to international cricket.

 

“I suppose it is flattering that people are thinking about me,” said Kirsten.

 

“As far as I am concerned, my sentiments have not changed,” added Kirsten.

 

Kirsten was speaking ahead of the IPL auction as he prepares to assemble a team for the Delhi Daredevils where he was appointed head coach in September.

 

The job involves no more than 10 weeks away from his home in Cape Town and his three young children, a far cry from the months spent abroad in international cricket.

 

His new role is thought to be worth more than US$500,000 [306,000] for a little more than two months work. It has been reported that the England Cricket Board (ECB) would need to double that figure to land Kirsten, who is also contracted for 50 days a year as batting consultant for South Africa.

 

Former England left-arm spinner Ashley Giles and Tom Moody, a member of two World Cup winning Australian teams as well former chief coach of Sri Lanka are in the race for the top job.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Photos

RR vs KXIP, IPL 2014 Match 7 at Sharjah

Videos

Rajasthan Royals' unusual strategy in IPL 2014

Glenn Maxwell, David Miller’s blazing innings help Kings XI Punjab cruise past Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in IPL 7

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Indian cricketers and copycat marketing

Chennai Super Kings David Miller Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs KXIP 2014 Virat Kohli

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell disappointed to leave run-chase unfinished

PCB didn’t pursue Rashid Latif owing to ECB pressure

Glenn Maxwell, David Miller’s blazing innings help Kings XI Punjab cruise past Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in IPL 7

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), IPL 2014: David Miller’s blitz puts Punjab in sight of victory

Cricket betting racket busted in Jaipur, 6 men arrested

Batsmen who have smashed last ball for six to win a game in the annals of One-Day Internationals

IPL 2014: Glenn Maxwell, David Miller form the core of Kings XI Punjab’s batting line-up

Praveen Kumar believes making comeback for India is not difficult

Saqlain Mushtaq: Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine are skilful cricketers

Miran Bakhsh: The second-oldest Test debutant

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

2 Posts | 0 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils IPL 2014 Match no 6 Video Highlights

Nike refutes FuelBand shutdown reports, says new color options incoming

5 reasons you’re not seeing results in the gym

HTC Desire 210 sub-Rs 10,000 smartphone in the works

KXIP vs RR, IPL 2014: Maxwell and Miller seal another victory for Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2014: Deepak Hooda, Ankit Sharma celebrate birthday with team-mates

Gibraltar fire stops global online betting

Soundarya Rajinikanth: I fulfilled my animation dream with Kochadaiiyaan

I am unable to penetrate my wife (Sex Query of the day)

Also on cricketcountry.com