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Mott appointed England men's white-ball head coach


Matthew Mott has been appointed as England men's white-ball head coach on a four-year contract.

Mott has left his position as head coach of Australia's dominant women's side to take up the role, having edged out Paul Collingwood after impressing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) panel during the interview process.

The 48-year-old's appointment comes after Brendon McCullum was installed as England Test coach last week, with England's new managing director Rob Key opting to split the roles for the first time since 2014 following Chris Silverwood's sacking in February.

He is expected to be in place for England's three-match ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam next month, after being unanimously selected as the standout candidate by the ECB's selection panel.

The panel included new Managing Director Rob Key, Strategic Adviser Andrew Strauss, Performance Director Mo Bobat and Tom Harrison, who stood down as CEO on Tuesday.

Key said: "It is a real privilege to be able to announce Mathew Mott as the head coach of our men's white-ball team. He has had an incredible coaching journey with so many varied experiences that have brought him to this point where he was outstanding in the interview process and the perfect fit for our white-ball teams.

"We are lucky to be able to appoint a head coach that has not only been involved in international cricket for the last few years but he has also worked in franchise cricket around the world. More importantly, what he has done with the Australian Women's team is what will be asked of him to achieve for our men's white-ball sides.

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