Strauss interested in the role of England Cricket director

Published 04/13/2015, 4:54 AM EDT


Andrew Strauss has admitted that  he would be interested in filling the void created by Paul Downton for the role of director of English cricket.

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Strauss, Alec Stewart and Michael Vaughan have all been considered as front-runners for  the role, which the England and Wales Cricket board will introduce following the departure of Paul Downton as managing director earlier this week.

Beleaguered managing director Downton lost his job on Wednesday night after a horrific 14-month reign.

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Writing in his Sunday Times column Strauss said: “With more of a focus directly on the England team, the new role does seem more suitable for a recent ex-cricketer than the previous version.

“It is no surprise that the names of Michael Vaughan, Alec Stewart and myself have been thrown around.”

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“To anyone who is passionate about cricket in this country, the allure of such a job is undeniable. I am certainly interested in any role that might help English cricket move forward.

“The question, however, is: what exactly is the new job?”

“The devil is in the detail and until I know, alongside the other very good candidates, what the exact roles and responsibilities of the new job are, it is impossible to nail my colours to the mast.”

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It is evident that even the experts are clueless about the demands of this new post.

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