Graham Gooch quits as England batting coach, says Test skipper Alastair Cook wanted him to go

Graham Gooch, who joined as a batting consultant of England team in November 2009, has resigned with immediate effect.

updated: May 01, 2014 13:05 IST
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Graham Gooch has quit as England's batting coach. The former Test captain began working as a consultant batting coach with England in November 2009, a role that became full time in March 2012. A year later, Gooch relinquished the limited overs role, handing over responsibility to ECB National Lead Batting Coach Graham Thorpe, to focus on working with Test players as well as other young players selected for England squads. Gooch has resigned with immediate effect, after skipper Alastair Cook wanted a change.

Paul Downton, managing director England cricket, said: "Graham has been an outstanding coach for England over the last four and a half years and is held in the highest regard by all those who have worked alongside him. On behalf of everyone involved in England cricket I would like to thank him for his incredible commitment. (Five things England must address in the future)

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