England women's cricket team's World Cup-winning coach Mark Robinson resigns after dismal Ashes display

Robinson departs after four years in the role and following a 12 points to four Women’s Ashes series defeat to Australia earlier in the year with England victorious in only one of the seven matches played across all formats.

Reuters, Aug 20, 2019 23:58:03 IST

Mark Robinson has resigned as England women’s national team coach two years after taking the side to World Cup glory with a victory over India in the final at Lords.

Robinson departs after four years in the role and following a 12 points to four Women’s Ashes series defeat to Australia earlier in the year with England victorious in only one of the seven matches played across all formats.

Assistant coach Alastair Maiden has taken temporary charge of the side as they build towards the ICC Women’s Championship series against Pakistan in December.

“It’s been exciting to watch so many players grow and to watch so many records broken, but it feels the right time for me to take on a new challenge and to allow a different voice to come in before the next T20 World Cup in Australia,” Robinson said in a statement.

Having won two men’s County Championship titles with Sussex, the 52-year-old has previously suggested he could return to the men’s game.

England and Wales Cricket Board managing director of women’s cricket Clare Connor said she agreed with the timing of his departure.

“It is important that we give Mark’s successor time to shape the team’s future direction and to begin to develop strong relationships with the players as we plan for the next phase of our international calendar,” she said.

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2019 23:58:03 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252