Ashley Giles to take over as England's T20 and ODI head coach, Andy Flower to stay Team director

Giles will take charge of the side for the first time in the upcoming tours of India and New Zealand in January and February.

updated: November 29, 2012 01:04 IST
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London: Ashley Giles will take over as England limited overs head coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday as officials try to ease the burden on team director Andy Flower.

However, the ECB stressed Flower, the former Zimbabwe batsman, will remain team director and "continue to be responsible for the preparation and playing strategies for the England men's cricket teams supported by Ashley Giles".

There have been concerns the workload being carried by Flower for the past five-and-a-half-years, which has seen England win home and away Ashes series, could lead to him suffering from 'burn-out'.

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