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Saker secures England role
The England and Wales Cricket Board have appointed David Saker as England's fast bowling coach.
The 43-year-old takes over from Ottis Gibson, who was appointed West Indies head coach in February, and is expected to join the England team in time for the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean at the end of the month.
Saker joins the ECB following six years as assistant coach of Victoria, the Australian state he represented at first-class level on 49 occasions.
Saker has led the Bushrangers to the past two Sheffield Shield titles and four domestic Twenty20 successes in the past five years.
Saker said: "I've long held ambitions of coaching at international level so the prospect of working with the England team is something I'm very much looking forward to and excited by.
"I've really enjoyed my time as assistant coach with the Bushrangers and I'm now aiming to take my coaching to the next level with the England team.
"I believe I can offer the England bowlers a great deal and oversee their development at the highest level. This role will be challenging but there's no question I'm looking forward to working with the impressive crop of bowlers currently in and around the England team."
England team director Andy Flower said: "David has a wealth of playing and coaching experience and will be a valuable addition to the England set-up.
"His record with Victoria in recent times is second to none and he has managed the development of a number of top-class fast bowlers.
"We were sorry to see Ottis Gibson leave the position but we believe we've found an excellent successor and look forward to David joining us in the lead up to what will be an exciting and challenging year ahead."
Saker secures England role
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