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Alastair Maiden Leaves ECB For Leicestershire

Press release   •   Jan 06, 2020 11:00 GMT

Maiden with former Head Coach Mark Robinson in 2017. Photo: ECB

England Women's Assistant Coach Alastair Maiden is to leave the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to become Leicestershire CCC's new Head of Talent Pathway.

Maiden has been part of the England Women set-up since 2011, initially as Lead Batting Coach, before becoming Mark Robinson's Assistant Coach in 2017. Together, the pair helped take England Women to the ICC Women's World Cup title in 2017.

Maiden will be replaced at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup by Perth Scorchers coach Tim MacDonald, who will come in for the tournament to work alongside England's new Head Coach Lisa Keightley.

Maiden said: “I’d like to especially thank the ECB for their support in this move, and especially to Clare Connor and Mark Robinson who gave me the fantastic opportunity to work with the great England Women’s cricket team over the last four years.

"We had many achievements, none better than winning the World Cup in 2017 at Lord's, and I have learnt much from a period in my career that I will never forget.

"I wish Lisa, Heather and the rest of the team all the very best for the future, starting at the T20 World Cup in February."

ECB Managing Director of Women's Cricket, Clare Connor, said: "Ali has been a tremendous asset to England Women's cricket, not only as Assistant Coach, but as a mentor to many players.

"He has obviously played a significant role in taking the senior team forward over the last eight years, but he has also made a significant contribution to the development of England Women’s Academy players throughout several winters.

"Ali’s enthusiasm, dedication and passion for the game, and for batting in particular, has been infectious and it has been wonderful to watch so many players improve as a result of his work with them. We will all miss Ali enormously and we wish him every success for the future."

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