Kent coach Jimmy Adams says former captain Rob Key has a big part to play in club's future success
Rob Key will still have an
important role to play at Kent next season despite no longer being
captain, according to head coach Jimmy Adams.
Key (pictured below) was replaced
by James Tredwell last month after seven years in charge, including
Adams’ first with the county last season.
Adams (pictured right) said: "I
must thank Rob for the part he played in my first season with the
"He was a huge factor in making my
introduction into county cricket a lot easier.
"I have a lot of respect for him,
as a player, captain and person and he still has a massive part to
play in Kent cricket.
"He is one of the strong
personalities in the squad and I still see him being a de facto
leader, if not captain in name."
that new skipper Tredwell had a lot to offer Kent going
He said: "James is a young man with
a long history in Kent cricket and an international player with
loads of experience."
Adams believes Tredwell’s passage
to India reflects how highly he is thought off by England
The 30-year-old was called-up to
act as cover for the Test squad, hours after being named in the t20
and one-day squads.
Adams said: "The fact that James
was called-up to join the tour sends a strong message as to where
he sits in the selectors’ minds. If he does get a chance, I am sure
he will take it."
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