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McCullum appointed England Test head coach

Brendon McCullum has been appointed as the new head coach of the England men's Test team.

The 40-year-old's appointment - on a four-year deal - follows a series of interviews held by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for both the red and white ball head coaching roles, which have been split under new managing director of England men's cricket Rob Key. The new white-ball head coach is expected to be named next week.
Former New Zealand captain McCullum, who played 101 Test matches for the Kiwis, will take charge for England's three-match Test series against the Kiwis, which begins on June 2 at Lord's, subject to obtaining the necessary work visa.

McCullum link up with newly-appointed England Test skipper Ben Stokes after completing the Indian Premier League season in his role as head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, who play their final group stage game on May 18.

We are delighted to confirm Brendon as England Men's Test head coach," Key said. "It has been a real privilege to get to know him and understand his views and vision for the game. I believe his appointment will be good for England's Test team.

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