Opportunity Knox for Steve in Germany

Steve Knox. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Steve Knox. Pic: Ian Georgeson

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Former Scot-land cricketer Steve Knox is preparing to test himself on the international coaching scene after landing a job in charge of Germany.

The 38-year-old batsman, who hopes to continue playing with Heriot’s when commitments allow, will shortly oversee a training camp in preparation for the team’s bid to reach Division One of the European Championship in Essex this summer.

He said: “The post was advertised by the ICC and I began talking with German cricket officials in November before agreeing a deal this month.

“I was really impressed with German cricket’s ambition to progress from a group that also includes Norway, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Austria.

“There is no government funding available but the ICC helps out and there are six domestic leagues of six teams and most of the leading players are of Asian origin with some experience.

“Logistics attached to the vast distances involved for domestic representative cricket will be a challenge but there are plans to select a team to play against various internal regions.

“If things go well there could be several gaining experience in British Leagues for part of this summer and maybe even at Heriot’s.”