Aussie Keightley appointed England women?s coach

LONDON: Former Australian international Lisa Keightley became the first woman to be appointed full-time coach of the England women’s cricket team on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced.The 48-year-old who played nine Tests and 85 One-day Internationals succeeds Mark Robinson and will take up her post in January. Keightley -- who coached the England Women’s Academy between 2011 and 2015 -- takes over a team that like their male counterparts are world champions in the 50-over format.

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