September 3, 2001

Graham Dilley Appointed England Assistant Coach

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that Graham Dilley has been appointed as Assistant Coach for England's forthcoming Test series in India.

The former Kent and Worcestershire fast bowler, who played in 41 Tests for England, has previously worked with the England Women's side as a bowling coach and is currently coach at Loughborough University Centre of Cricketing Excellence.

Tim Boon, the England Under 19s Coach, will act as Assistant Coach for the ODI series in Zimbabwe next month.

The ECB will announce the appointment of an Assistant Coach for the forthcoming ODI series in India and New Zealand, and the Test Series in New Zealand, in due course.

ECB Director of Cricket Operations, John Carr, said: "Graham enjoys an excellent reputation within the game as a coach and we are delighted to have secured his services. We are most grateful to Loughborough UCCE for their co-operation in releasing him for the Test series in India."

Graham Dilley said: "It will be a huge thrill for me to be part of an England dressing room again this winter and I'm really looking forward to the challenge of working with Duncan Fletcher, the players and the rest of the management team."