David Capel has been named as the new assistant coach of the England Women's team.
The former Northants all-rounder will work alongside Carl Crowe under Paul Shaw, who was recently named as Head of England Women's Performance.
Capel played 15 Tests and 23 one-day internationals for England and spent six years as head coach of Northants as well as being part of England's U17 and U19 winter programmes.
His first action will come in a one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan which starts on July 1.
Capel said: "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the role of assistant coach to the England Women's cricket team.
"The team has consistently been at the top of the world game for over five years now and there are some really exciting challenges ahead in the next 12 months, with back to back Ashes and the ICC World Twenty20 scheduled for Bangladesh in early 2014. I look forward to working closely with a hard-working and talented group of players and staff."
Head of England Women's Cricket, Clare Connor added: "The interest in this role was overwhelming and David Capel shone at interview.
"He is a high quality individual with a strong work ethic and an enormous passion for the game. I believe he will bring vast technical and tactical expertise, a wealth of experience and a level of intensity that the players will thrive on.
"I know that adding David to an already strong coaching team will accelerate the development of players within the England Women's programme, as they prepare for an exciting and challenging twelve months of international cricket."