Peter Moores is desperate to remain as England coach despite overseeing a calamitous World Cup campaign that was prematurely ended by a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh in Adelaide yesterday.
Moores’ position has come under increasing fire during a tournament in which a vast gulf in class between England and their rivals has been powerfully and consistently illustrated.
England were swept aside by Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka before Bangladesh, a team England had only ever lost to three times previously in one-day internationals, delivered the final blow.
“I want to carry on desperately,” said Moores, who admitted his fate lay in the hands of his employers at the England and Wales Cricket Board.
“It’s certainly not my decision. I hope (to stay).
“I’m here to try and make a difference. Certainly on a day like today you look at it and you know we have a lot of work to do in one-day cricket - there’s no doubt about that.
“We haven’t played well enough in this tournament all the way through. That’s something we have to look at.
“It’s a game we felt we should have won. We should have chased 275 and we didn’t do it - we have to take that on the chin.”
Moores was appointed as England coach for the second time last April when ECB managing director Paul Downton described the 52-year-old as “the leading English coach of his generation”.
Moores was tasked with reviving the national team in all formats after the 5-0 Ashes whitewash and World Twenty20 failure, but so far results have largely disappointed.