England Lions welcomes Glen Chapple as the new fast-bowling coach

 . Last updated on January 5, 2018, 2:07 PM
England Lions welcomes Glen Chapple as the new fast-bowling coach
Glen Chapple’s first assignment will be the tournament against West Indies A.

England Lions, the A team of England, got a new fast-bowing coach as Glen Chapple joined the team. He ended the stint with Lancashire as a head coach. Head coach of the team, Andy Flower, welcomed Chapple with an accolade saying he is looking forward to work with him. The new bowling coach, earlier, worked with the Pace Program rolled by Pathway. His experience as the head-coach of Lancashire is also expected to be of high relevance to maintain England Lions.

Head-coach Andy Flower also thanked Lancashire for allowing Chapple to join the Lions. Chapple will join England Lions in the five-day training camp in Spain. Th team will be at Desert Springs Resort before the West Indies tournament. The squad will leave for Jamaica on the last day of January.

The upcoming tour of England Lions is to West Indies for two series face-offs against the Caribbean A team. Chapple’s first assignment as the bowling coach will be this tour starting in February. In the tour, the team will play three four day matches and three One-Day series. The coach is a former player of Lancashire, who played alongside the team for 24 years. In first-class format, Chapple had 985 wickets.

Previously, Jon Lewis was handling the bowling department of the team. He moved out as the Head Coach of the England U19 team. Lewis will mentor the team specially for the World Cup season 2018, scheduled to held in New Zealand. He is a former pacer for team England and in county level he played for Gloucestershire.

Keaton Jennings will lead the A team to West Indies. He will captain the whole team during the entire tournament. Other players included in the team are Haseeb Hamid, Liam Livingstone, Alex Davis, and Saqib Mahmood. For the three One-Day matches, Matt Parkinson will be induced in the squad.



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