Simon Hughes in The Daily Telegraph
Alastair Cook insists he and returning head coach Peter Moores will be free to forge a new England without undue influence from Andy Flower. Moores, who was sacked from the same job in 2009 after less than two years in charge, will join captain Cook in attempting to reinvigorate a side that has limped to the lowest of ebbs this winter. The task in front of the pair is a sizeable one, with a raft of decorated senior players having exited the stage and a winter of dreadful results – including an Ashes whitewash – to put right.
Flower, having resigned from his role as team director following the debacle Down Under, remains on the England and Wales Cricket Board’s payroll and enjoys good relations with both Cook and Moores, under whom he worked as batting coach before inheriting the top job.The exact scope of Flower’s new post, technical director of elite coaching, is not yet clear but Cook is clear that the rebuilding of the senior England side will be squarely down to him and Moores. So who will they cast their eyes over?
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