England Women’s Head Coach Mark Robinson has stepped down from his position after a four-year stint with the team. The glorious World Cup win in 2017 and reaching the finals of 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 remain the top highlights of his coaching tenure with the English team.
Talking about his decision, England’s Coach Mark Robinson said, “Nothing could ever surpass winning the ICC Women’s World Cup on home soil, but from a pure coaching perspective, reaching the T20 final last November – with a depleted team, three non-contracted players and three players twenty years old or younger – is a huge personal highlight.”
“It’s been exciting to watch so many players grow and to watch so many records broken, but it feels the right time for me to take on a new challenge and to allow a different voice to come in before the next T20 World Cup in Australia. I would like to thank everyone associated with England Women for all the kindness and support they have shown me and wish Heather and the team all the best for the future,” he added.
Highlighting the efforts and achievements of the head coach, England and Wales Cricket Board Managing Director of Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor said, “Mark Robinson drove high standard across young players to become the best team in the world as well as coaching them to understand the demands of professional sport. Mark passionately championed the development of the women’s game during his time in this role and we thank him for all he has contributed to England women’s cricket during such an exciting stage of our journey.”
Present Assistant Coach, Alastair Maiden will succeed Robinson for the team’s next endeavour. The England team has to play the ICC Women’s Championship series against Pakistan in coming December.