Andy Flower quiet over his future

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Andy Flower

Andy Flower did not want to speak about his future with England cricket.

Flower, who has been in the England job since early 2009, scaled back his workload at the end of 2012 in a bid to improve his work-life balance.

While he remains team director in all formats, the day-to-day coaching of the limited overs team has been passed to Ashley Giles. It is believed that a similar arrangement is under consideration for the Test team, with Flower not currently committing himself beyond the end of the tour to Australia in January. He is supposed to take the position of Hugh Morris as the managing director of England Cricket Board.

As per ESPN Cricinfo’s report Flower said: ”I’ve always said you can’t look too far ahead. You never know what’s just round the corner.

“Would I fancy Hugh’s job? I’m not even thinking about that.

“The reason [in stepping back] was to get a better work-life balance. Being away from home for 250 days a year didn’t allow that. And we were also looking at maximising the use of our resources, in this instance our coaching resources. The structure is still bedding down, but having two coaches dovetailing may well be the best use of the ECB’s resources.

“I do take the responsibility that the ECB have given me very seriously,” Flower said. “I’m supposed to make a difference to English cricket in a positive way and I take that responsibility very seriously. I’ll continue to do that.

“I don’t have a fixed term contract. I’m very happy with the balance and I’m still enjoying the job. Very much so.

“More importantly this series has worked pretty well: we won 3-0. That’s the important thing.

“Next year our only away Test is in Sydney. There will be a priority switch to the 2015 World Cup at some stage. It’s too far away to think if I will be there. I don’t think I’ll be under-employed. There’s always plenty to do. I’ve always said you can’t look too far ahead.”

Morris backed Flower for the position saying: ”I think whatever role Andy wants to do in the future he will do outstandingly well. He is somebody who I’ve always admired before he came into the ECB as a player as a person. He has done an outstanding job in his current role. Whatever he wants to put his mind to do in the future, he will do well.”


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