Collingwood appointed 'North' coach

Collingwood appointed 'North' coach

Collingwood appointed

Paul Collingwood has been appointed coach of the 'North' side for next year's North vs South series, which will take place in Barbados.

Collingwood will be assisted by Paul Franks – the former Nottinghamshire all-rounder who is now a member of the coaching staff at Trent Bridge.

Mark Ramprakash, the former Middlesex and Surrey batsman who is now England’s batting coach, has been appointed head coach of the South, and will be assisted by Andy Flower – who worked alongside the England assistant coach Paul Farbrace in this year’s series.

The North, who were captained by Keaton Jennings last time out & also had Mark Wood at their disposal, are looking for revenge after a 3-0 whitewash in this year's series.

The series, which was launched in Dubai and Abu Dhabi earlier this year as part of England’s preparations for hosting the 2019 World Cup, will feature two matches at Bridgetown’s famous Kensington Oval on March 18 and 21, followed by a third at the Three Ws Oval on March 23.

It is part of a festival of English cricket in Barbados, which also includes the MCC’s Champion County Match against Essex to break new ground in the Caribbean.