Maynard takes charge at Cardiff CC

Matthew Maynard, Glamorgan’s former director of cricket, is back in a cricket role as coach of Cardiff Cricket Club.

And the former England batsman will also travel to Dubai in March to take on a temporary role as the International Cricket Council’s European academy head coach.

Maynard has taken up the new Cardiff player-coach role after resigning from the Welsh county last November after Colin Metson was installed above him as the new managing director of cricket and South African opener Alviro Petersen was appointed captain without his blessing.

“I am delighted to be joining Cardiff for the forthcoming season,” said Maynard. “I am very aware of the wealth of talented youngsters at the club and if I can help them develop a little quicker and with the right attitude then I will have a very rewarding summer.”

Ironically, Maynard will also playing in the Swalec Premier League he helped to establish as a feeder league when he was Glamorgan supremo.

“I am looking forward to playing a full season in the Swalec Premier Cricket League,” added Maynard. “It will be interesting to see how the league is developing and the standard of players playing in South Wales.”

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