Paul Collingwood to join Scotland’s coaching team

Paul Collingwood led Durham to the 2013 County Championship title in September © Getty Images

Oct 2, 2013
 
Paul Collingwood will join Scotland’s coaching team as aim to qualify for two limited overs tournaments. He will coach Scotland for their ICC World T20 2014 qualifier in UAE in November.

Collingwood, who captained England to their 2010 World T20 triumph and who is also their most capped One-Day International (ODI) player, will also be at in the backroom staff for the 2015 ICC World Cup qualifier in New Zealand in January, reports BBC.
 
The former England all-rounder recently led Durham to the County Championship title. Collingwood will work beside head coach Peter Steindl and Toby Bailey, who is their fielding coach and performance analyst.
 
Former Scotland captain and current Under-19 coach Craig White will join the new team as a bowling coach.
 
”Leading into two vital qualifying events, I was very keen to change things up a bit, add a couple of new voices to the coaching team and bring in coaches who had attained success at the very highest levels of the game,” said Steindl.
 
“Paul [Collingwood] has been part of successful teams as a player and a captain and it will be great to have his experience and knowledge on board.
 
“We identified Paul as a person we were very keen to secure and I am delighted he agreed to join us for the winter.”
 
Scotland will take part in a preparatory camp for the World T20 qualifiers in Sri Lanka by the end of October. The squad will then arrive in Dubai on November 8.
 
They will play against USA and Namibia in warm-up matches ahead of their first group game against Bermuda on November 15.