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Martyn Moxon poised to stay at Headingley after ECB interest
Yorkshire will be boosted by the news that director of professional cricket Martyn Moxon is to remain at Headingley amid interest from the England & Wales Cricket Board for their soon to be vacant position of managing director of the England team.
Moxon was interviewed last week in London for the role – that Hugh Morris will leave in the New Year – despite not having applied for it.
But it is understood that the White Rose county are extremely confident of being able to retain the 53-year-old former international opening batsman as the head of their coaching set-up.
He returned to Headingley in 2007 after a six-year spell as head coach at Durham. Initially, he was the man in charge of first-team affairs before adapting his role to head up a new coaching team ahead of the start of 2012.
He oversees all cricket at the county club, with Jason Gillespie coming in as first-team coach and Paul Farbrace as second-team coach.
It is a move that has already reaped rewards, with promotion from division two of the County Championship and a Friends Life t20 Finals Day appearance in 2012 plus a second placed finish in division one during 2013.
Yorkshire-based former Leicestershire captain James Whitaker is now a front-runner to take over from Morris, who officially returns to Glamorgan as their chief executive in January. He has, however, already started some duties such as interviewing for their new head coach.
Whitaker, who lives in Skipton, has been an England selector since 2008.
Whoever takes on the ECB job will oversee the running of all England’s international teams.
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