Flower 'excited' about working with multiple captains

Updated: 07 May 2011 11:05 IST

England team director Andy Flower is "excited" about the prospect of working with multiple cricket captains but has reservations on its efficiency as it is being introduced for the first time.

Flower 'excited' about working with multiple captains

London:

England team director Andy Flower is "excited" about the prospect of working with multiple cricket captains but has reservations on its efficiency as it is being introduced for the first time.

Flower's comments came after England appointed Alastair Cook as the One-day captain, Stuart Broad as the T20 skipper and retained Andrew Strauss as the leader of the Test side.

Flower, who signed a fresh contract with the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said he is not sure about the outcome of having different captains but the experiment is "worth giving it a try".

"I hope and believe the new leadership team can work," The Telegraph quoted Flower as saying.

"It has never been tried before so we are excited about the opportunity it provides us. We don't know 100 percent whether it will work or be the most effective and efficient system but we are going to give it a try. With the quality of people with us, we form a good leadership team."

Flower dismissed the argument that Cook and Broad will also be seen as possible successors to Strauss in the Test side.

"No, it's not a shoot-out between them at all and one of the things I would ask of these two young guys is that they approach this in a very mature fashion."

"I trust them to do so. Everyone here is fully behind Andrew Strauss. He and I feel very comfortable with that and these two young captains will learn a lot from him. I think they are lucky to have him there as a sounding board so I don't see any problem in that regard," he said.

Topics : Cricket Kevin Pietersen Ian Bell Andrew Strauss Stuart Broad Andy Flower Alastair Cook
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