James Taylor Stepped down as ECB Head Scout
After the failure of the Ashes, the management of the England team felt the wind of change. Captain Joe Root and cricket director Ashley Giles have resigned following the dismissal of head coach Silverwood. This time James Taylor stepped down as the Head Scout of ECB, his resignation has been confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Former England batsman James Taylor was forced to quit cricket in 2016 at the age of 26 after suffering a heart attack. He joined ECB in 2016 as Head Scout. After serving here for four years, James Taylor stepped down. The former cricketer was also working as a selector for the England team.
Rob Key came to the post of managing director of the ECB after the Ashes failure. With the responsibility came the change in the team management of England. James Taylor has resigned as part of this.
Taylor, who has been working as a scout as well as a selector, could be replaced by former batsman Ian Bell. But not the chief scout, he is expected to act only as a selector.
“I am very proud to have served as a selector for three years,” Taylor said in a statement. It was also a wonderful experience for me to serve as a head scout. ”
Congratulating James Taylor, Rob Key said, “James (Taylor) has given some great moments to English cricket. Both the players and the administrators have done a great job. Hopefully, he will do something better in the future. ”
Taylor, who played six Tests and 27 ODIs in England, was forced to quit cricket in 2016 at the age of 26 after suffering a heart attack. Although his international career is not very big, he has played 139 matches in first-class cricket.
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