Cricket Scotland appoints Peter Ross as interim Head Coach
Peter Ross © Cricket Scotland
Cricket Scotland have appointed Peter Ross as their interim Head Coach for the Women's team. Former Assistant Coach Ross has replaced Mark Coles who was in charge till now and had returned to Australia earlier this year.
Ross has a wealth of coaching experience and that is being considered as the reason behind the announcement. His past experience with the national side will benefit him in his new role.
During his tenure as the Assistant Coach up to 2020, the team had featured in numerous ICC Global qualifying events. Winning the ICC T20 European Qualifier in 2017 was arguably the biggest moment of his reign as the Assistant Coach of the side.
He has been appointed up to the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Global Qualifier that is most likely to be played in September this year as per the ICC (International Cricket Council). He is expected to monitor the programme of both the national teams as well as the training modules.
He believes that the team has performed really well in the last two years and the results are a testament to that. Expressing his thoughts on the role, he said "It’s a privilege to be asked to oversee the National Women’s team programme during this interim period. I have seen first-hand how the squad has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years, highlighted by the exceptional domestic performances during last years Women’s Super Series and winning the Women’s T20 World Cup European Qualifier in La Manga during August."
“The players continue to break new ground for female cricketers in Scotland and I am really excited to help them continue to unleash their potential,” he added.
One of the major tasks that Ross has to immediately undertake is to appoint an interim Assistant Coach to the national team. Scotland are expected to play against Fairbreak in late August. After the series, they will start preparing for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup global qualifying tournament.