29 Jan 2013

Gooch steps down as limited overs coach

6:00 am on 29 January 2013

The former England opening batsman Graham Gooch has stepped down as batting coach for England's one-day and Twenty20 teams and will focus exclusively on the test side.

Graham Thorpe, another of England's most successful batsman of the past 25 years, takes over as batting coach for the limited overs matches on England's tour here starting next month.

The demands of the three forms of the game have already led England's head coach Andy Flower to step down from one-dayers and Twenty 20s, with Ashley Giles taking over.