Brendon McCullum to be made England Test team’s coach

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to name Brendon McCullum as England’s next Test coach.

Negotiations were going on with the New Zealander from a few days ago and McCullum was quickly added to the ECB’s list of likely candidates.

Most probably, McCullum will become the head coach of the Test team.

Earlier, McCullum was offered the position of head coach for the shorter formats of cricket.

But, he didn’t want to coach England for the shorter formats of the game.

Brendon is currently coaching the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai.

This will be England’s second straight deal with an incumbent KKR coach. Previously, ECB had appointed Trevor Bayliss as the head coach of England.

Bayliss was also involved in a long-term contract for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

Andrew Strauss had offered Bayliss a compensatory offer which was quite lucrative as opposed to Bayliss’ IPL income.

Similarly, Rob Key has also given McCullum a very handsome offer as head coach of England’s Test team.

Should the deal become a success, Brendon McCullum will have to forgo his current head coach position at Kolkata Knight Riders.

McCullum has played 101 Test matches for New Zealand in his cricketing career.

And when McCullum has been assigned the role of head coach of England’s Test team, his first assignment will be against his home country from June 2.

New Zealand will be coming to England to play a 3-match Test series at Lord’s, Nottingham and Leeds.

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