11 Jun 2009

Buchanan to help out England cricketers

11:35 am on 11 June 2009

The former Australia cricket coach John Buchanan is to take up a short-term consultancy role with the England and Wales Cricket Board and could take on a permanent role.

Buchanan coached Australia during the 5-0 Ashes series whitewash over England in 2006-07 but left Cricket Australia last year and is currently director of cricket operations for IPL franchise the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Buchanan says both he and the ECB have indicated that in terms of their elite programme he could fulfil a role.

He'll travel to Britain later this month to look at coaching programmes and working with their age group teams.