Mark Ramprakash granted early release from England Test batting coach deal so he can explore other career opportunities
- Mark Ramprakash revealed earlier this year that he had lost his role
- The former teammate of England, Graham Thorpe, is expected to step into the attack
- He has held the position since 2014, but he will put an end to his time at ECB in June
- The British cricket director Ashley Giles paid tribute to Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash is set for an early release of his contract for the Cricket Board in England and Wales to explore other career opportunities, the board has announced.
Ramprakash revealed earlier this year that he had resigned from his role as Test-batting coach for this summer's Ashes series, with former England and Surrey teammate Graham Thorpe expecting to step into the breach.
The 49-year-old former batsman from England had held that position since November 2014, but he will end his time at the ECB in June.
Mark Ramprakash is set for an early release of his contract for the Cricket Board in England and Wales
Ashley Giles, the director of cricket in England, said: & Mark has been an integral part of our coaching approach for the past six years and has done an excellent job in developing players for the international arena.
& # 39; We both thought it was the right time to leave. He is ambitious and highly regarded in the game and we wish him every success in the next chapter of his coaching career. & # 39;
The English at bat of England came under increasing control towards the end of Ramprakash's term of office after a series of collapses and low scores, which led Giles to change the set-up.
Former England and Surrey teammate Graham Thorpe are expected to take the helm
Ramprakash added: & # 39; I feel it is now the right time to move on with my position at the ECB and further develop and broaden my career.
& # 39; The past six years have been a great time in my life. At the time, I had the privilege of supporting, encouraging and guiding the Young Lions, England Lions and the England Test and ODI teams.
& # 39; Having worked with the best players, alongside a variety of world-class coaches and support staff, has given me an enormous experience that I will build on later. I want to thank them for the opportunity. Many have become friends for life.
& # 39; Finally, I wish the ECB and England cricket team all the best for the future. & # 39;
Ramprakash insisted that & # 39; have been an incredibly fun time in my life over the past six years & # 39;
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