Former England cricketer Tim Boon stepped down from the coach position of Leicestershire after being assigned with the role of head coach of the England Development Programme.
Boon has been the Foxes coach for the past five years. He is now assigned the duty to coach the England Under 19 team.
Boon has also been associated with the England Under 17 and Under 19 teams as the assistant coach, while being the team analyst for the senior Test and One Day side.
Expressing his happiness on being assigned with the duty, Boon said,"I am delighted to have been appointed England Development Programme Head Coach, a role that will enable me to work with the best young cricketers in the country,"
"Having gained valuable experience in my roles with England Under-19s, the senior England Team, and Leicestershire, my aim is to form close relationships and work in partnership with all counties to ensure players move seamlessly through Under-19 cricket into the first-class game before re-entering Team England for the Lions and onto the full England senior team.
"I look forward to working in a world-class environment with highly motivated coaches and to the many challenges that lie ahead."Boon added.