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Mark Ramprakash holds no ill feeling over sacking as England batting coach

• Ex-player had no ‘automatic right to keep doing it’
• Ramprakash defends red-ball batsman, citing schedule issues

Three days after Mark Ramprakash learned that he had been sacked as England’s batting coach he had an opportunity to rant and rave at the injustice of it all on The Tuffers and Vaughan Show, broadcast on Radio Five Live, on Monday night. He declined to do that in a measured interview.

“Any time there is a change of management there can be movement. I was quickly signed up by Andrew Strauss. With a new man [Ashley Giles in this case] comes different ideas,” he said. “I have been lucky to do this job for five years and no one has an automatic right to keep doing it.” Ramprakash gave just one monosyllabic answer. “Yes,” he said when asked whether he had a straight conversation with Giles.

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