The Argentine Cricket Association have appointed Toby Bailey as new National Coach.
Bailey takes over the role from New Zealander Hamish Barton, who left the position earlier in the year to take up a position with Cricket New Zealand.
He brings a wealth of experience to his role in Argentina, having spent ten years as a professional cricketer with English county Northamptonshire, playing over 50 first class games and 70 List A games, and having received his county cap.
The 33 year old Englishman is an ECB Level 3 coach, and boasts an impressive record, having represented England U19, British Universities, and was Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 1995. He also captained both Northamptonshire 1st and 2nd XI's, and has captained the MCC on its recent tour to Mozambique.
Bailey was looking forward to the challenge ahead."This is a fantastic opportunity, and it's going to be a exciting challenge to take Argentina forward as a cricket nation in the months ahead. I have heard much about the talent on offer, and am looking forward to working with all the players and trying to get the best out of them, individually and as a team."
Argentina CEO Grant Dugmore was delighted to have secured the services of such a high quality individual to take the Argentina national team forward. "We had 58 applications for the post, many of an extremely high quality, but Toby's application was one of those that stood out from the beginning. We are delighted he has accepted the challenge of developing the best Argentine players to greater heights in the future, and we are confidently looking forward to a positive era ahead for our national teams."
Bailey takes up the position in mid-October, and will be responsible for the men's senior team, the women's senior team and the boys U19 team, as well as managing the national high performance program, covering all areas of elite player performance and development in both junior and senior age groups.