Former England captain Michael Vaughan is the leading candidate to become the new ECB director after Paul Downton resigned from his post today as the governing board plans shake-up in its structure, The Telegraph reports.
News of Downton’s departure broke earlier today which marked the start of a rebuilding process, long called for and certainly accelerated by the manner of England’s exit at last month’s World Cup.
Downton was instrumental in the removal of the exiled Kevin Pietersen, who’s return to the team gathers momentum as England’s progress stagnates.
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The Telegraph suggests that Vaughan is a serious candidate but report that there are set to be further changes within the England camp. James Whitaker, the national selector, is set to be relieved of his duties and coach Peter Moores’ position will be discussed at an upcoming board meeting.
Should Vaughan take up the role, Pierersen’s return may then become a reality after he stated that it would take changes at managerial level for the outspoken batsman to return (via BBC Sport); it seems like those changes are forthcoming.