Loye joins Derbyshire as Development Coach

Friday 9th December 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Former England international and Bangladesh High Performance Head Coach, Mal Loye, has joined Derbyshire as the Club’s new Development Coach.

Loye, who featured in seven ODIs for England in 2007, will be responsible for the Club’s newly-created Development Pathway which will see the Club identifying and working directly with young cricketers from age 13 upwards.

He will also be working closely with the Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby and First XI players in the build up to the 2017 season.

The 44-year-old’s appointment completes the Club’s new coaching structure, which was announced in September, led by Director of Cricket, Kim Barnett.

The former opening batsman made 264 first-class appearances during his playing career, from 1991 to 2011, scoring 15,329 runs at an average of 40.

Since retiring from the game, Loye, an ECB Level 4 Coach, has held a number of coaching roles within the game including Batting Coach at Natal and High Performance Head Coach with Bangladesh.

Barnett said: “This role is a brand new approach for the Club and will allow us to provide specific support to young talented cricketers who we believe have the potential to go on and play first-class cricket for Derbyshire.

“We’re delighted to secure someone of Mal’s calibre for the position. He has loads of experience within the game both as a player, at county cricket and international levels, and as a coach here in England and abroad.

“Mal will now be responsible for identifying and providing additional coaching support to youngsters in and around Derbyshire. He will build strong partnerships with the key Cricket Boards, clubs, leagues and schools to ensure that we have the best possible access to young up-coming talent.

“We want to produce cricketers who will go on to play for Derbyshire and potentially England. Creating a new senior Development Coach role and attracting a candidate as strong as Mal demonstrates how important this is to the Club.”

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