Hussain named England captain, Fletcher is new coach
AFP - 24 June 1999
LONDON, June 24 (AFP) - Nasser Hussain will replace Alec Stewart as England
cricket captain for this summer's Test series against New Zealand, it was
announced on Thursday.
Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher, currently coach of county side Glamorgan, was
confirmed as England's coach for the next two years, replacing David Lloyd who
resigned after the World Cup.
The appointment of the pair had been widely expected after England's humiliating
exit from the World Cup after the first round.
They will both be officially unveiled at a Lord's news conference on Friday.
Stewart's contract ended after the World Cup, having led England to a triumphant
Test series victory over South Africa last summer before losing 3-1 in the Ashes
series this winter in Australia.
The length of Hussain's appointment has not been fixed but if he makes a success
of the forthcoming series against New Zealand, which begins at Edgbaston on July
1, he is almost certain to retain the captaincy for this winter's tour to South
Africa and Zimbabwe.