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Ashley Giles warns England players isolation bubble will be no holiday camp

Squad to isolate at Ageas Bowl for West Indies seriesECB cricket director trusts players to follow rulesThirty England cricketers, their coaches and one or two of their bosses are exploring unknown territory. They have all been to the Ageas Bowl before…

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Ashley Giles confident England training will be safer than going to supermarket

England cricket chief unveils first phase of returnThirty players to be involved in one-to-one sessionsAshley Giles is confident Test cricket will take place this summer as a pool of 30 England players prepare to resume training in conditions he believ…

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Ashley Giles admits England are unlikely to play again until July

Giles says players have ‘no excuses’ not to stay fit in lockdownTest and one-day sides could play at same time to ease backlogAshley Giles has said England players have “no excuses” not to stay fit during lockdown but that their need for four weeks of …

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England ‘holding their breath’ before crucial scans for Jimmy Anderson

• Ashley Giles: ‘We’ll be desperate if Jim was injured again’• Bowler will have scan on side strain later on WednesdayEngland are “holding their breath” over Jimmy Anderson’s latest injury. Anderson, who took seven wickets in England’s second Test win …

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England want Moeen Ali back for Tests when he is ready, says Ashley Giles

• ‘There is no doubt … he’s shown his abilities in Tests and ODIs’• Giles wary of pressures packed schedule puts on playersAshley Giles has said there is “no doubt” England want Moeen Ali to make a Test comeback but is mindful that a packed internation…

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Ashley Giles backs Joe Root as England captain despite batting struggles

• Giles hoping Chris Silverwood can relieve pressure on Root• Captain drops out of top 10 Test batting rankingsAshley Giles has accepted the statistics back up the notion that Test captaincy has affected Joe Root’s batting after he dropped out of the w…

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England will rally round ‘hurt’ Jofra Archer, says Ashley Giles

• Fast bowler reports racist abuse from spectator in first Test• Giles: ‘There is no place for racism in the game’Ashley Giles says England’s players will rally round an “emotional and hurt” Jofra Archer after the fast bowler reported racist abuse from…

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Chris Silverwood brings more homely touch to England’s quest for success

England’s new coach likely to be a calm supporter of players rather than a constant cajoler in the mould of Peter MooresThere are those who are distinctly underwhelmed by the elevation of Chris Silverwood to England’s head coach. They complain of a cos…

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles riseIt caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches …

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles riseIt caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches …

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England coach Chris Silverwood wants Test team to get the basics right

• Chris Silverwood focuses on regaining Ashes in 2021• Midnight curfew for England players to remain in placeChris Silverwood preached a return to the old-fashioned values of batting time and relentlessness with the ball as the new England men’s coach …

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England’s search for ‘best bloke’ to replace Bayliss has begun, says Giles

• ‘Relaxed’ talks taking place with possible head coach candidates• English coach preferred but ‘we’ve got to get the best bloke’Ashley Giles, England’s director of cricket, said he has held informal talks with possible candidates to take over from Tre…

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England consider appointing Chris Silverwood as next head coach

• Ashley Giles praises bowling coach’s discipline and toughness• Stokes and Buttler rested for Malan and Billings in T20 squadChris Silverwood has emerged as a leading candidate to replace Trevor Bayliss as the England coach after Ashley Giles, the nat…

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Ashley Giles the disciplinarian demands tough cricket from England

• Director of cricket wants teams to play hard and be respected• Giles has removed Clarke and Kohler-Cadmore from Lions tourAshley Giles wants England to play hard on the field but also be the most respected team in the world, having already demonstrat…

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Ashley Giles targets World Cup and Ashes success in new England role

• New England cricket director takes over from Andrew Strauss• Priority to find replacement for head coach Trevor BaylissNew director of cricket Ashley Giles is keen to make sure nothing derails England’s potential success this year.Giles has taken ove…

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Ashley Giles appointed England’s new director of cricket

• Former England left-arm spinner replaces Andrew Strauss• Appointment follows month-long recruitment processAshley Giles was appointed the new director of England cricket on Friday. The former England left-arm spinner, who is currently sporting direct…

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Ashley Giles set to be named as England’s new director of cricket

Giles has been offered role as Andrew Strauss’s successorWarks director of sport expected to be appointed within daysAshley Giles is poised to be named as the new director of England cricket, with the former spinner understood to have been offered the …

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Ashley Giles turns down approach to be ECB’s new national selector

• Former England spinner remains Warwickshire sporting director• Andrew Strauss advertised the role two weeks agoAshley Giles has turned down an approach from the England and Wales Cricket Board to become its new national selector.Andrew Strauss, the …

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Ashley Giles happy to return ‘home’ to Warwickshire after Lancashire spell

• Former England spinner lived out of a suitcase
• He is reunited with Jim Troughton and Ian Bell

When Ashley Giles told his family on Christmas Day that he had one final present to share with them – namely that his return to Warwickshire had been finalised the day before and, after two years living out of a suitcase at Lancashire, he was coming home full-time – the reaction was not entirely one of universal excitement.

While his wife, Stine, and 16-year-old son, Anders, were delighted, his daughter Mathilde, 14, let out a small sigh: she thought he was about to tell them they were getting a dog. That one minor disappointment aside, it is fair to say the return of Giles to the club where he made his name first as a player and then head coach has gone down well in the West Midlands.

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Ashley Giles returns to Warwickshire from Lancashire as sport director

• Former England spinner returns to Edgbaston after two years at Lancashire
• New role ‘a great opportunity’ for club’s former player and director of cricket

Ashley Giles has left Lancashire to return to former club Warwickshire as sport director. In his new role, the former Warwickshire and England spinner will oversee all the county’s professional teams as well as the academy, high performance and development of excellence programmes.

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