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Alastair Maiden joins as Head of Talent Pathway

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce the appointment of Alastair Maiden as the club’s new Head of Talent Pathway.

Maiden has a host of experience through a number of senior roles in cricket, including most recently as Interim Head Coach of England Women’s Cricket Team, who have enjoyed great success against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur.

Maiden will leave his current role with the ECB to start his new position at Leicestershire CCC on Monday, January 6, 2020.

He previously worked as Assistant Coach to England Women Head Coach Mark Robinson, including the ICC World Cup win in 2017, and was also England Women’s Development Programme Lead Batting Coach from 2011 to 2016.

An ECB Level Four Coach with a specialism in batting, Maiden had a playing career that took in a spell at Leicestershire Second XI.

The 37-year-old started his coaching career at Durham CCC, working as Community Cricket Coach for Durham Cricket Board and Assistant Academy Coach before going on to lead the Second XI. During this time, Maiden learnt his trade as a coach and the club had success in developing its own players, with several going on to play for England.

Maiden’s understanding of the performance pathway system, experience with clubs and schools, and knowledge of cricket at county, national and international level, make him the ideal fit for the role.

He said: “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join a club with a great history and record of producing their own players, and to be given the responsibility to build on this record and help to create sustainable success for the years to come. 

“I’d like to especially thank the ECB for their support in this move and especially to Clare Connor and Mark Robinson who gave me the fantastic opportunity to work with the great England women’s cricket team over the last four years. We had many achievements, none better than winning the World Cup in 2017 at Lords and I have learnt much from a period in my career that I will never forget.”

Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Karen Rothery said: “We are extremely pleased that Alastair is joining us early in the New Year and are grateful to the ECB for their assistance with this.

“The role of Head of Talent Pathway will play a huge part in our cricket strategy moving forward as we look to create more local heroes. Alastair has a huge range of skills and a lot of experience, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the club.”