“I want to coach England, I want to coach internationally” : Charlotte Edwards

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has expressed her desire to coach England and internationally one day but is happy with her present roles for now. Edwards is the head coach at Southern Vipers and Southern Brave and has experienced success with both sides.

 

Charlotte Edwards. Copyright: 2020 Getty Images
Charlotte Edwards as a Coach of Adelaide Strikers in WBBL. Copyright: 2020 Getty Images

 

Under her guidance, the Southern Brave reached the final of the inaugural edition of The Hundred in 2021, while she led the Vipers to two consecutive titles in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in 2020 and 2021.

On the latest Sky Sports Cricket Podcast, she revealed,” I want to coach England, I want to coach internationally, but I don’t need to do that in the next two years.

“I am loving doing what I am doing at the moment. I am learning about coaching and when I do move into international coaching, I want to be really ready to do it.”

Edwards has led England Women to a double World Cup glory in 2009 in the 50-over and 20-over World Cups. England has also claimed the Women’s Ashes thrice in 2008,2013 and 2014 under her stewardship.

She feels the Hundred was a “game-changer” for women’s cricket.

The impact the 100-ball tournament has had on the domestic level in England is huge she says, “Young girls want to be part of The Hundred and also the regional structure. You feel there is a real connection which, if I’m being brutally honest, I don’t think we have ever had before.”

Tammy Beaumont was not retained by the London Spirit for the 2022 edition of the Hundred.

Edwards said on Beaumont, “She might want to captain somewhere else and have more leadership or she wasn’t offered the role or the cash she wanted.”

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The ECB has curtailed the women’s tournament a little to accommodate the inaugural Commonwealth Games T20 competition. The women’s Hundred begins on August 11.

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