Ambrose applies for coaching job with England team

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Former West Indies fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose.
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 Former West Indies fast bowler, Curtly Ambrose has applied for England’s fast-bowling coaching job.

Ambrose, who has the lowest bowling average of any bowler to take 400 Test wickets (20.99) has applied for the role of elite fast-bowling coach as advertised recently by the ECB, according to ESPNcricinfo.

If he is successful, he will be expected to work with England’s ‘next in line’ pace bowlers to ensure they are prepared for the rigors of international cricket.

He will also, from time to time, be expected to assist the senior squad and lead A tours.

Ambrose has previously had spells as bowling coach of West Indies, was in the role when the team won the World Twenty20 in 2016, as well as in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He also coached the Guyana Amazon Warriors for three years. Ambrose also spent three years as assistant coach of the Combined Campuses and Colleges in the Caribbean regional cricket. He is qualified as a Level 3 standard.

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