In a sport like cricket timing is said to be everything, but it would appear that the England and Wales Cricket Board have a thing or two to learn.
Not only did they announce the appointment of Ashley Giles as the head coach of their T20 and one day team on the eve of an historic test series win in India, but announced the county fixtures in the very hour the series was won. The timing was more than a little strange on the eve of such an historic victory and appeared to indicate a lack of faith in coach Andy Flower
There were many rumblings that Giles appointment meant that head coach Andy Flower’s position was in jeopardy, however Hugh Morris the Managing Director of England cricket was very quick to say that the move was made to protect Flower, rather than the way it was interpreted by many. Time will tell how secure Flower’s position is despite a magnificent victory in India.