England coach Peter Moores has been told his job is safe despite his side’s early exit from the World Cup.
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ECB managing director Peter Downton has given his full backing to the embattled Moores after England were knocked out of the tournament in the group stages after losing four of its five matches so far.
Downton labelled Moores an “outstanding coach” and didn’t expect there to be any changes before England tour the West Indies next month.
‘Peter is an outstanding coach and I don’t think 10 months is a fair amount of time for him to prove that, particularly when we have spent the last six of those playing one-day cricket and trying to catch up,’ Downton is quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.
‘Clearly as head coach he feels responsible for what has happened but we all feel responsible frankly, because we feel we’ve let the country down and nobody wants to do that.
‘Everybody’s still raw but no decisions are going to be made in the short-term. In less than a month we will be playing in the West Indies so I don’t expect anything to change before then.”
However, it will be interesting to see if incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves agrees with Downton, with the two clearly already showing differing opinions in regards to the possible return of Kevin Pietersen.