Charlotte Edwards rules herself out of England Women head coach running


Charlotte Edwards has dominated herself out of competition for the soon-to-be-vacant England Girls’s head coach position.

Lisa Keightley will go away the put up she has held for 3 years after asserting final month that she wouldn’t search a contract extension past India’s tour of England, which ends with the final of three ODIs at Lord’s on September 24.

Edwards was extensively seen as a powerful candidate for the place, given her success with Southern Vipers and Southern Courageous, ought to she wish to apply.

She instructed ESPNcricinfo two weeks in the past that she was interested in the job however, when requested once more throughout her Sky Sports activities commentary stint in Bristol, the place England and India had been contesting their third and remaining T20I, Edwards mentioned she had determined to not put herself ahead for it.

“I will not be making use of for the England coach’s position,” Edwards mentioned. “I am totally having fun with my position with the Southern Vipers and I am heading off to Australia in two weeks’ time to educate the Sydney Sixers. So there, it is executed.”

Edwards will make her WBBL teaching debut with Sixers within the upcoming version of the competitors, having seen Vipers to back-to-back home 50-over titles in 2020 and ’21 and raise the 20-over Cup named after her in June. She has additionally twice taken Southern Courageous to the ultimate of the ladies’s Hundred within the first two years of the competitors.

Edwards is England’s main run-scorer in ladies’s ODIs and T20Is, and captained her nation to 3 Ashes victories in 2008, 2013 and 2014 in addition to 50-over and T20 World Cups in 2009.

Regardless of admitting she has “huge ambitions to educate internationally”, Edwards had beforehand indicated that it might be robust to commerce in her many teaching hats, albeit for one she described as “one of the vital prestigious jobs going round”.

“I really feel like I’ve one of the best job on the earth doing what I am doing,” she mentioned on the time. “That is going to be the toughest factor: I’ve cherished doing the Southern Vipers, I’ve cherished doing the Southern Courageous and I’ve obtained the Sydney Sixers position in Australia, so there’s loads occurring.

“That is why I’ve probably not thought of it, and why I have to suppose lengthy and onerous about what the subsequent step is for me.

“I really feel like I am able to do one thing like that, since I’ve had six years since I’ve stopped enjoying. The Sixers was a giant position to tackle as a result of I wished to check myself in a special nation. There’s lot to suppose by way of.”

Now, with Edwards’ thoughts made up, England’s search goes on.

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