Moores lands new coaching role

Ex-England coach joins Nottinghamshire to assist under-performing four-day outfit

Dumped England coach Peter Moores has signed with county side Nottinghamshire on a three-month contract as a coaching consultant.

Moores was sacked from the England top job after failing to progress beyond the group stage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup in March and a 1-1 drawn Test series to lowly ranked West Indies in the Caribbean in April.

New South Wales Blues and Sydney Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss was appointed as Moores' successor by England and Wales Cricket Board Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss in April, edging out former Australia paceman and Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie.

Moores had two stints at the helm of England, and has also led Sussex in 2003 and Lancashire in 2011 to county championship glory.

"My role will be to support Mick (Newell, Notts Director of Cricket) and the rest of the coaches and to be there to help the players in whatever way possible," Moores said on Nottinghamshire's website.

"I'm looking forward to adding something to the group during the business end of the season.

"Trent Bridge is a great place. I look at it as being one of the great cricket grounds in England and, living only 20 minutes down the road, I know the significance cricket has in the area.

"It will be really interesting getting up close with some of the lads, watching them play, seeing where they are at and helping them maximise their talent, because there are some very talented players there.

"The job is to help people play some good cricket, working alongside the players and the coaches to help Nottinghamshire win games. League positions look after themselves if you're playing well."

Nottinghamshire are languishing at the bottom of the Division One county championship, just two points ahead of Hampshire with one win from eight completed matches this season.

Both Notts and Hants are in the relegation zone, and Newell has hired Moores to help address his side's poor red-ball form.

"We need to improve our four-day performances quickly and Peter, with his vast experience and proven reputation as a coach, can help us do that," Newell said.

"Having such a knowledgeable and respected individual on our doorstep, who is available for the rest of the season, is a fantastic opportunity for us to take.

"Peter is an excellent one-to-one coach, who will bring fresh ideas and can work with players to improve their form. It also offers our existing coaching team the opportunity to learn from him. "

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