England’s cricket board (ECB) announced on Monday that associate coach Paul Collingwood has been chosen interim head coach for next month’s three-test series against the West Indies.

Collingwood takes over following Chris Silverwood’s resignation last week following the team’s 4-0 series defeat to Australia in the Ashes.

“Having a challenging test series against the West Indies straight off the back of the Ashes disappointment gives us a chance from now to reset and rebuild,” Collingwood said in a statement.

“I have spoken to (test captain) Joe Root and Ben Stokes, and both are excited and passionate to take the team forward in this new cycle.

“Although they know it won’t be easy, they have the desire and bravery to do things differently to ensure the team can prosper. We have an opportunity to get back on track.”

England will reveal its team on Tuesday and depart on Thursday. The first test will take place in Antigua on March 8.

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