Collingwood to coach Scotland at Cricket World Cup

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Cricket Scotland were today claiming a notable coup with England’s former Ashes hero Paul Collingwood re-joining the coaching staff for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next February and March.

Collingwood was handed the joint interim head coach role alongside Craig Wright to guide Scotland through the qualifying competition earlier this year.

Since then he has had a spell with England’s coaching team at the T20 World Cup, and was a key member of Durham’s squad who clinched the Royal London One Day Cup in 2014.

Collingwood, England’s most-capped one-day internationalist, was also part of the Scotland coaching staff during the 2014 World Twenty20 qualifier in United Arab Emirates in November 2013.

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn said: “Paul will bring a calmness and confidence to our environment and is very familiar with all of our players having been a support coach with Scotland during the World Cup qualifiers.”

Collingwood added: “It’s a great pleasure for me to be back on the coaching team with the Scotland squad for the 2015 World Cup. I’m very much looking forward to working with them to help get the team fully prepared for these incredibly important matches.”