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Peter Moores set to become England coach

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Peter Moores is currently the coach of Lancashire © Getty Images

London: Apr 19, 2014

Peter Moores is set to be recalled as England coach five years after being dramatically axed from the job, the BBC and The Times both reported on Friday.

Earlier, a brief statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board said manging director Paul Downton and England captain Alastair Cook would hold a media conference at 10:30am local time (0930GMT) at Lord’s on Saturday “accompanied by the new head coach”.

England have been without a head coach since Andy Flower stepped down as team director in January following the 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

Limited overs coach Ashley Giles, the former England spinner, appeared to be in pole position to replace Flower but his cause was not helped by the team’s embarrassing loss to minnows the Netherlands at the recent ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh.

Moores, now at Lancashire, Nottinghamshire’s Mick Newell and Sussex’s Mark Robinson, all of whom have overseen County Championship success, are understood to have been interviewed during the past week as has Australian Trevor Bayliss, the former Sri Lanka coach.

In a two-year spell from 2007 to 2009, former Sussex wicketkeeper Moores led England in seven Test series, starting with a 3-0 win over West Indies, after replacing Duncan Fletcher.

However, he was forced out in 2009 following a rift with Kevin Pietersen that cost the star batsman the England captaincy, although other players were said to be unhappy with Moores’s management style.

But whoever is appointed won’t have to deal with Pietersen this time around after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) sensationally terminated the international career of their all-time leading run-scorer following the Ashes debacle — a decision they’ve still to explain fully.

Shortly after his England exit, Moores joined Lancashire in February 2009, having previously guided Sussex to the County Championship title in 2003.

Lancashire had not won the championship outright since 1934 but their long wait ended in 2011. They were though relegated the following season but returned to the First Division in 2013.

There have also been reports that England are considering a role for current Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace, the former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper.

In his five months in charge, Sri Lanka have won both the Asia Cup and the World T20. In a newspaper interview this week, Farbrace said he wasn’t ready for the head coach role but there have been suggestions he could be installed as a deputy, possibly renewing a partnership with Bayliss or working under Moores.

“Part of me would like the next coach to be English, but Trevor would do an excellent job,” Farbrace said. “He is very calm and a hands-on coach. He’s not someone you would see a lot of, he will be working in the background.

“He coaches people to make decisions and sort it out for themselves…England’s biggest task is to make sure the new coach matches well with Cooky because the captain needs to be the leader.”

However, were Bayliss, currently the coach of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), to be appointed it would be seen as a smack in the face for England’s attempts to provide a home grown successor to Flower.

The former Zimbabwe batsman remains in the ECB hierarchy, having been appointed to the newly-created post of technical director of elite coaching last month. England’s next match, a one-day international against Sc

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