England: Mark Ramprakash appointed batting coach
Former Middlesex and England batsman Mark Ramprakash has been confirmed as the new England batting coach.
The 45-year-old, who retired in 2012, will work across all three formats of the game, beginning with a one-day tour of Sri Lanka later this month.
He began working with the England team last May after periods with the England Lions in 2012-13 and succeeds Graham Gooch, who left the role last summer.
Ramprakash played 52 Tests between 1991-2002, averaging 27.32.
He played for Middlesex and Surrey, making 114 first-class centuries, two of which were at Test level, and said: "I will draw on my 25 years of experience as a cricketer but also am open to learning all the time.
"I feel we have a very exciting group of players and am relishing the opportunity to continue working with them."
Paul Downton, managing director of England Cricket, said: "Mark has formed excellent relationships with players and a strong partnership with Peter Moores and the management team.
"I have no doubt he will continue to have a positive impact as we begin an exciting winter of cricket."