Recognition for Rhodes at England level comes after he guided Worcestershire to their fifth promotion in 11 years, an success with player pattern at its core
Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes will capture over as head coach of the Young Lions – the England developmental squad – on an meantime foundation till the cease of the ICC Below-19 World Cup in Original Zealand early in 2018.
Rhodes, who has been director of cricket at Worcestershire since 2006, stands in for Andy Flee following his appointment as director of cricket at Somerset.
Recognition for Rhodes at England level comes after he guided Worcestershire to their fifth promotion in 11 years, an success with player pattern at its core.
David Parsons, the ECB’s performance director, stated: “Shedding Andy first and major of a busy and no longer easy frigid climate left us desirous to web a excessive-quality alternative, and we factor in that appointing Steve Rhodes on an meantime foundation is an ideally suited resolution.
“Obviously he is a extremely experienced and revered coach due to the his success with Worcestershire. He has already made a major contribution to our Global Pathway by his work with the England Lions in their coaching camp in Dubai and white-ball sequence in opposition to Pakistan A within the frigid climate of 2015-16.
“He has additionally spent time with the senior England place-up over the remaining two summers. And Worcestershire maintain an prominent checklist of contributing gamers to all ranges of the Pathway in newest years, with 5 involving over again this frigid climate – including Adam Finch and Dillon Pennington within the Young Lions squad.”
Rhodes will work alongside Flee within the early stages of the Young Lions frigid climate programme, before taking on before the Below-19 World Cup in Original Zealand before returning to Worcestershire after the match in early February.
The ECB will appoint a permanent successor to Flee in early spring and it might maybe well be a surprise if Rhodes, who has been extremely committed to the county sport since he made his Yorkshire playing debut 36 years ago, grew to become a candidate for a elephantine-time post.
Rhodes stated: “It is an honour to be requested to work for your nation at any level, and I’m if truth be told concerned with this probability to work with the Young Lions this frigid climate. I’m grateful to each person at Worcestershire for allowing me to capture this probability.
“I if truth be told loved my time with the Lions in Dubai, and learned a lot from working in a world environment which I have been ready to capture relief to Worcester for the remaining couple of seasons.
“I’m grateful to each person at Worcestershire for allowing me to capture this probability – and I’m lucky to maintain such excessive-quality workers who will luxuriate in the additional accountability with me being away.”
Rhodes shall be half of the Young Lions at a warm-climate coaching camp on the Desolate tract Springs Resort in southern Spain from November 11-14.
He’ll then capture impress when the squad head for South Africa from November 22 to December 11, for a tri-sequence which additionally entails Namibia, before departing for the World Cup in Original Zealand on January 2. The major of three group video games is in opposition to Namibia in Queenstown on January 15 and the final is in Tauranga on February 3.