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England appoint Ashley Giles as head coach of one-day and T20 sides

Ashley Giles: looking forward to his new role

England have appointed former international and Warwickshire director Ashley Giles as head coach of their limited overs sides.

Andy Flower will remain as England's Team Director and will continue to be responsible for the preparation and playing strategies, but not the day-to-day leadership of the limited over sides.

ASHLEY GILES FACTFILE:

1973: Born on March 19 in Chertsey, Surrey. 1993: Makes both first-class and one-day debuts for Warwickshire. 1997: Makes wicketless England debut in the second ODI against Australia at the Oval. 1998: Giles makes Test debut against South Africa. 2004: - Takes 22 wickets in Test series against the West Indies, including Test-best figures of 5-57 at Edgbaston and his 100th Test wicket, that of Brian Lara at Lord's. 2005: July-September - Part of England-winning Ashes squad, taking 10 wickets in the series and scoring a crucial Test-best 59. 2006: Awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List. December 1-5 - Plays his 54th Test, and his last professional game, against Australia in Adelaide. His Test career ends with 143 wickets at 40.60 and 1,421 runs at 20.89. 2007: September - Named as Warwickshire's director of cricket. November - Appointed as spin bowling coach on the England Performance Programme. 2008: Appointed as part of a four-man England selection panel. 2012: September 6 - Giles leads Warwickshire to Division One County Championship title. November 28 - Named as England's limited-overs head coach.

Both Flower and Giles will remain as England selectors, with the latter to take charge of the side for the first time against India in January and February before turning his focus to the ICC Champions Trophy next summer.

"I am delighted to have been appointed England ODI and T20 Head Coach and to be given an opportunity to coach at international level," said Giles.

"I have worked closely with Andy in recent years as a selector and am looking forward to continuing to work together and to build on the progress that has been made with the ODI and T20 sides in recent years."

Hugh Morris, Managing Director of England Cricket, said: "England cricket has enjoyed considerable success over the past five years.

"In order to build on that success we know that we need to look for ways to evolve and it has become clear that the Team Director role needs to change if we are to ensure we are utilising the role as effectively as possible.

"Bringing in a Head Coach for the ODI and T20 formats allows the Team Director more time to plan for forthcoming series and tournaments and also have a more realistic and sustainable work life balance."

The 39-year-old Giles, who led Warwickshire to the County Championship in September, is also an England selector. He took 143 wickets in 54 Test matches for his country between 1998 and 2006.

An ECB statement added: "The change in structure will provide a more efficient and sustainable use of coaching resources, ensuring that both coaches have an opportunity to prepare thoroughly for each series as well as interacting more regularly with other important areas of England cricket.

"Andy Flower will have accountability for the results of England cricket and will continue to tour with the England Test side during both home and away series."

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