Former England women's stumper Taylor takes up Sussex coaching role

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LONDON (Reuters) - Former England women's international Sarah Taylor has joined Sussex as a part-time wicketkeeping coach for the men's squad, the county said.

Taylor, one of the best wicketkeepers of all time in the women's game, was part of the England sides who won the Twenty20 and the 50-overs World Cups in 2009.

"Sarah has so much to offer our players, but also our environment," James Kirtley, joint Sussex head coach with Ian Salisbury, said in a statement on Monday.

"She is hugely skilled in the world of wicketkeeping ... as a coach she provides an excellent sounding board for ideas and is a fantastic communicator."

Taylor quit international cricket in 2019 after 232 dismissals in 226 appearances.

"I'm really pleased about working with the club's wicketkeepers," Taylor, 31, said.

"From Ben Brown and Phil Salt in the professional squad and down through the pathway, we have a really talented group of keepers at Sussex who I am looking forward to working with immensely.

"I want to share my experience and expertise to help them get the most out of their game."

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Peter Rutherford)