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Geoffrey Boycott calls for Peter Moores sacking

In the wake of England's early Cricket World Cup exit, Geoffrey Boycott calls for head coach Peter Moores to be sacked.

Geoffrey Boycott has expressed his belief that Peter Moores should be relieved of duties as head coach of the England cricket team.

Under Moores's guidance, England crashed out of the ongoing Cricket World Cup at the group stage, with their fate being sealed by today's 15-run defeat against Bangladesh.

Speaking about the future, former England batsman Boycott has called for the removal of Moores, who he feels does not possess the necessary experience to coach an international team.

"Moores has never been my choice to coach England. It is not impossible, but I believe it is very difficult for someone who has never played cricket to the highest level to manage an international team," he wrote in the The Telegraph.

"If, like Moores, you have never been in the heat of battle, in foreign countries with hostile crowds playing on unfamiliar grounds when the chips are down and the pressure is on it is hard to give advice. It helps if you have been a player in those situations. Then you have something to offer young players.

"Moores depends too much on facts and figures and data analysis. He is too consumed by the opposition because he has no experience to fall back on in international cricket."

England will play their one remaining World Cup fixture against Afghanistan on Friday.


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