Berliner Tageszeitung - Lewis named as new England women's cricket coach

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Lewis named as new England women's cricket coach




Lewis named as new England women's cricket coach
Lewis named as new England women's cricket coach / Foto: © AFP

Former England men's international Jon Lewis has been appointed as the new coach of the England women's team, it was announced Friday.

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Lewis' appointment has come in time for him to be in charge of the England women's team for their tour of the West Indies next month that incudes three one-day internationals and five Twenty20s.

The 47-year-old succeeds former Australia international Lisa Keightley, who stepped down in August after deciding against seeking a contract extension after a three-year spell in charge overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lewis previously worked for the England and Wales Cricket Board as head coach of the men's national Under-19 side, with the former Gloucestershire, Sussex and Surrey seamer a fast-bowling coach of the senior men's side under then head coach Chris Silverwood.

Following the West Indies tour, Lewis's attention will turn to a 2023 schedule where England will try to regain the Ashes in a multi-format series at home to women's cricket powerhouse Australia, before the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Lewis, who made 16 appearances for England across all three international formats, said: "It's very exciting to have been appointed head coach of the England women's team. It's a new challenge and one that I can't wait to get stuck into."

L. Brown--BTZ