Cricket: England promote for separate crimson and white-ball coaches to exchange Chris Silverwood

Rob Key

Rob Key (right) is expected to decide on the new coaches, having been appointed director of men’s cricket earlier this month

England are looking to recruit separate head coaches for the men’s Test and white-ball teams.

The application process, which follows Rob Key’s appointment as director of men’s cricket, closes on 6 May with interviews to follow on 9 and 10 May.

England’s first Test of the summer begins on 2 June against New Zealand.

Australians Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting and ex-South Africa opener Gary Kirsten are among those who have been linked with the roles.

Former England batter turned television pundit Key also needs to appoint a Test captain after Joe Root’s resignation earlier this month.

Paul Collingwood, previously an assistant under Silverwood, was named interim coach for the recent Test tour against West Indies, which England lost 1-0.

It left the Test side winless in their past nine Tests with only one win in their past 17 matches.

England’s busy fixture list, with…