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Paul Collingwood to join Scotland coaching team for World Cup qualifying campaigns

Paul Collingwood will help Scotland in their bid to reach two World Cups

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Durham skipper Paul Collingwood will join Scotland's coaching team this winter ahead of two World Cup qualifying campaigns.

Collingwood, who led his county to their third Championship title in six years this summer, will help Scotland bid to qualify for the t20 and ODI global tournaments between now and February 2014.

He will work alongside head coach Peter Steindl and fielding coach/performance analyst Toby Bailey.

Steindl said: "Leading into two vital qualifying events, I was very keen to change things a bit, add a couple of new voices to the coaching team and bring in coaches who had attained success at the very highest levels of the game.

"Paul has been part of successful teams as a player and a captain and it will be great to have his experience and knowledge on board.

"We identified Paul as a person we were very keen to secure and I am delighted he agreed to join us for the winter.

"I am sure he will be a hugely positive influence on the squad as we head into some really important cricket."

Collingwood, who skippered England to World Twenty20 success in 2010 and is the national side's most capped one-day international player with 197 appearances, added: "I am very excited at the prospect of working with the Scotland squad over the coming months and look forward to helping the team qualify for both the T20 World Cup and the 2015 Cricket World Cup."