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Fancy Being Kent’s New Coach?

Kent are looking for a new coach following Paul Farbrace's resignation. Could it be you?

Kent CCC have taken the step of advertising their vacant head coach position on the ECB’s website, meaning that we can all apply should we fancyleading a county to Championship glory. I am sure all cricket fans have dreamt, at one point or another, of leading club or country to unprecedented success and have bemoaned the latest selectorial errors made by the incumbents. Well now we can put that right. Sort of.

The brief states that the successful applicant will be, “astute, results driven, have outstanding and demonstrable man/team management skills, be well organised, have a track record of success gained through effective coaching at all levels and will currently be successful ina senior coaching position.”

It even adds for those who may think otherwise given the team’s recent on-field performances, “A knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the game is absolutely critical.”

All of which, for one reason or another, rules out most of us; but if you fancy a crack and are currently in the specified, “senior coaching position” then why not apply? I am sure Jamie Clifford would be happy to hear from you.

For the rest of us – well we can only dream!

Should Cricket Have A Transfer System?

With Joe Denly and James Taylor either having left or predicted to leave their respective counties, the issue of whether cricket should have a transfer system rears its ugly head once again.

Why should Kent and Leicestershire spend thousands on nurturing and coaching these young players only to see them leave when enticed by more money and better prospects elsewhere?

What can be done to help or are we rapidly seeing a two-tier setup emerge in county cricket?

Cricket World discusses the options, please let us know what you think in the comments below.