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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

England Hires Coach

LONDON () -- David Lloyd has accepted the job of England's cricket coach for the upcoming season. The 49-year-old Lancashireman has been released by his county side for the home series with India and Pakistan.

The five-month appointment is worth about ?25,000 ($38,000).

Lloyd, a former England opener, said: "As far as I am concerned, we have the talent in England to do well -- I am absolutely certain of that. Now we must rebuild confidence and instill enthusiam and enjoyment into the players.