Andy Flower will hand his duties as England Lions coach to Mark Ramprakash this summer.
Flower has temporarily replaced Andrew Strauss as England and Wales Cricket Board director while the former Test captain steps aside during his wife’s illness.
Ramprakash, who will combine his Lions role with that of current England batting coach, will help to prepare the team for a limited-overs triangular series against India A and West Indies A and then a Test against India A over the next two months.
Flower said: “With taking on additional day-to-day duties following Andrew’s extended leave, I wanted to ensure the Lions were adequately supported with a high-quality coach, and we believe that Mark Ramprakash is a perfect replacement to lead the team this summer.
“He has already made a significant contribution to our international pathway through his work with the England senior sides, his involvement with the Young Lions and Lions during winter programmes and his role as coach of the South team in the three-match limited-overs series against the North held in Barbados back in March.
“Mark will work alongside the current Lions management team – and where time permits, I will be available to assist him and the rest of the coaching staff in what will be an intense test for our young players against strong opposition in the A sides of India and West Indies respectively.”
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