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Peter Moores left his position as England head coach on Saturday “devastated” by the decision and angered by the handling of his sacking.

News of Moores’s imminent sacking was made public on Friday while he was coaching England against Ireland in Dublin. He took a swipe at the England & Wales Cricket Board’s management of the situation in the statement announcing his departure and also felt he was not given enough time to prove himself.

“At the moment it’s difficult to put into words how I feel except to say how disappointed I am in the way my term as England coach has ended,” he said. “I will walk away knowing I’ve given my all to the role and always put the team at the front of any decision making.
“I knew when I took on the role that this was going to be a tough period for English cricket and I would need time and support to get new players through. My frustration is not being given that time.”

Many England players are understood to be upset at Moores’s sacking and there is widespread sympathy for him over the termination of his second period in charge which was decided after the ECB held talks with Andrew Strauss, whose role as director of cricket was confirmed on Saturday shortly before the coach’s departure.
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