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Paul Collingwood set to join Scotland coaching staff

Paul Collingwood in action (©GettyImages)
Paul Collingwood in action (©GettyImages).

Former England all rounder Paul Collingwood will join the Scotland staff as a new coach for the cricket team, according to the BBC.

The captain of 2010 T20 World Cup winning England team will join the Scots to help them qualify for the next T20 World Cup. Their next qualifying matches are set to take place this November in the UAE against Afghanistan and Bermuda. 

He'll also help coach them through the World Cup 2015 qualifiers which will take place in January.

The head coach of the team, Peter Steindl, said: ''Leading into two vital qualifying events, I was very keen to change things up a bit, add a couple of new voices to the coaching team and bring in coaches who had attained success at the very highest levels of the game.

"Paul has been part of successful teams as a player and a captain and it will be great to have his experience and knowledge on board.

"We identified Paul as a person we were very keen to secure and I am delighted he agreed to join us for the winter." 

The team will play warm-up matches against the USA and Namibia before the first group game against Bermuda on 15 November.

Collingwood, England's most capped T20 cricketer, will work alongside Steindl and current fielding/performance analyst Toby Bailey. Scotland under-19s coach Craig Wright will also join the new Scotland staff as a bowling coach.

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