News | Lisa Keightley to leave as England's coach
Written By: Cricket Queens
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Lisa Keightley is all set to leave as England's head coach after deciding to not renew the contract. England have endured a tough year with an Ashes loss, CWC Final loss, and an early exit from the CWG 2022 that saw them finish without a medal at their home turf. Keightley's stint started in January 2020 and her last assignment will be when England face India in September. The decision is keeping the next global tournament in mind so that it allows the new coach to build their own team.
Director of England Women’s Cricket Jonathan Finch said: “We are incredibly grateful for the commitment and passion Lisa has shown over the last two-and-a-half years in the role. We have seen increased competition for places over the last 12 months and the squad Lisa leaves is an exciting blend of youth and experience.
“Leading an international team is challenging at the best of times. It is more challenging during a pandemic, and Lisa has been able to continue the development of the team during what has been the toughest period we have faced off the field.”
Interim Chief Executive Officer Clare Connor said: “I’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Lisa for all her efforts across the last two-and-a-half years.
“Lisa was always a fierce opponent when she represented Australia, and she’s brought that same pride, passion and will to win into everything she’s done with the England Women’s team.
“The team have enjoyed working with her immensely and I know they’ll join me in wishing her all the very best for her next challenge.”
SOURCE for the quotes: England & Wales Cricket Board