Lancashire looking to call Ashwell Prince as Laxman’s replacement

February 10th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 10 (IANS) English county Lancashire is looking to call on South Africa batsman Ashwell Prince for the early stages of the season in place of star India player

V.V.S. Laxman who would be completing his commitments with the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Lancashire is expected to leave the decision on new coach Peter Moores, who lost England’s coaching job last month after a controversial stint.

Moores’s appointment is expected to be confirmed after Lancashire’s next scheduled committee meeting Wednesday.

Former Australia coach Geoff Marsh has pulled himself out of the Lancashire’s coaching job.

“I am out of the race. My style of coaching is perhaps not what they are looking for. Peter Moores deserves it. Once I knew he was in the race I knew that was the way they should go.

“He is a good coach. To be coach of England shows you must have something about you. I got down to the last four but I can see Lancashire’s point of view. I would have gone for Moores, even ahead of myself, because he has won the Championship and done such a good job with Sussex,” Marsh was quoted as saying in the English media.

The county put back the deadline for applications to allow Moores to apply after he was effectively driven out of his England job by former captain Kevin Pietersen.

– Indo-Asian News Service

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