Peter Moores sacked as England coach after Andrew Strauss' appointment as director

  • AFP, London
  • Updated: May 09, 2015 23:16 IST

Peter Moores has been sacked from his role as England coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Saturday.

The ECB said Andrew Strauss, whose appointment as England's new director of cricket was announced earlier on Saturday, had been involved in the decision to fire Moores along with ECB chief executive Tom Harrison.

"Peter is a man of great integrity and has offered a huge amount to England cricket," said Harrison in an ECB statement.

"This decision has been made as we focus on the future and our need to build the right approach and deliver success over the next five years within a new performance structure."

Assistant coach Paul Farbrace will now take caretaker charge of the side for the upcoming two-Test series with New Zealand that starts at Lord's on May 21.

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