David Capel appointed England women's assistant coach

David Capel
David Capel

Former England all-rounder David Capel has been appointed as an assistant coach of the England women's team.

Capel, 50, will work alongside fellow assistant Carl Crowe in a coaching team led by Paul Shaw, the new head of England women's performance.

England have not won a major trophy since 2009 and failed in their bid to retain the World Cup earlier this year.

"I look forward to working closely with a hard-working and talented group of players and staff," Capel said.

"There are some really exciting challenges ahead in the next 12 months, with back-to-back Ashes and the World Twenty20 scheduled for Bangladesh in early 2014."

Capel, who played 15 Tests and 23 one-day internationals for England between 1987 and 1990 and spent 17 years as a player with Northamptonshire, was also head coach with his native county between 2006 and 2012.

Clare Connor, head of England women's cricket, said: "The interest in this role was overwhelming and David Capel shone at interview.

"I believe he will bring vast technical and tactical expertise, a wealth of experience and a level of intensity that the players will thrive on."

England women's international summer will begin with a one-day international against Pakistan on 1 July.