Steindl Commits to Scotland For a Further Three Years
On the eve of the national side’s departure for a seven week tour to the UAE and Sri Lanka, Cricket Scotland are delighted to confirm that Scotland’s head coach Peter Steindl has agreed to a 3 year extension to his contract, committing him to leading Scotland’s national side until December 2014.
Steindl (41) was appointed as head coach in 2008 and has overseen a significant overhaul of the national team’s personnel as it has undertaken a rebuilding phase- following the retirements of a number of senior players.
In the last two years, his young and developing side have performed exceptionally well, winning 11 of its 15 one day games against Associate sides which included 9 wins from 13 ODIs played against Associate teams. In this time they have been runners up in the last World Cricket League Division 1 and Intercontinental Cup competitions.
With an average age of just 24 in the national squad, he has managed the transition of a number of Scotland’s age group and academy players into the national side. Their potential was shown last year in securing 4 wins from 4 games in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship and in chasing a record 321 to defeat Ireland.
Commenting on the news, Roddy Smith Cricket Scotland Chief Executive stated ‘We are delighted that Peter has agreed to a contract extension. Continuity is vital as we look to progress with a young side that Peter has developed into a cohesive and competitive unit. He has formed an excellent management team with captain Gordon Drummond and we all look forward to working together in the next few important years.’
Peter Steindl commented "I am delighted to be given the opportunity by Cricket Scotland to continue working with the Scotland team. I have enjoyed the challenges that this position has brought. I am committed to working hard with my support staff, Gordon and the team to build upon the improvements we have made over the last 2 years."