Triple Ashes-winner Paul Collingwood will be assistant coach to Ashley Giles for England’s forthcoming tour of the West Indies and the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Collingwood’s temporary stint is the second significant appointment by the England and Wales Cricket Board in a matter of hours, following the announcement that former Test seamer Angus Fraser is to join a three-man selection panel at the start of next month.
Collingwood, 37, was England captain when they won the country’s only global trophy to date - the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean in 2010.
England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton said: “I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the England coaching staff for the trips to the West Indies and Bangladesh.”
“He was an outstanding performer for England and proved himself to be a successful captain in Twenty20 cricket and the county game.
“We are looking forward to the enthusiastic approach Paul brings to all the teams that he has been involved with over the years.”
Earlier ECB announced Middlesex director of cricket Fraser is to join national selector James Whitaker and limited-overs coach Giles in a three-man panel as of March 1.
He replaces ex-team director Andy Flower, who resigned from that role last month but stayed on as a selector in a temporary capacity while the squads to go to the Caribbean and Bangladesh were picked.