Andy Flower sacked as England coach

Andy Flower was appointed as head coach since 2009. He led England to the No. 1 ranking in all three formats, winning three consecutive Ashes series and the World Twenty20 during his time in charge.

updated: January 31, 2014 23:02 IST
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Andy Flower has been axed as England coach following the team's recent Ashes drubbing in Australia, according to an England & Wales Cricket Board press release.

Flower was told his time was up during a meeting at Lord's on Thursday with Paul Downton, the England and Wales Cricket Board's new managing director, who had been conducting a review into a tour of Australia where England suffered a 5-0 Ashes thrashing.

Flower has been England's head coach since 2009, overseeing three Ashes series victories and guiding England to the 2010 World Twenty20 title -- the first time they had won a major international limited overs event.

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