Gloucestershire appoint Aussie Ian Harvey

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Ex-Australia allrounder Ian Harvey (third from left) has been made interim coach at Gloucestershire.
Camera IconEx-Australia allrounder Ian Harvey (third from left) has been made interim coach at Gloucestershire.

Former Australia allrounder Ian Harvey has taken over as interim coach at English county side Gloucestershire following Richard Dawson's departure to the England set-up.

Dawson had been a candidate to work with the national side's spinners but ultimately accepted the position of the England & Wales Cricket Board's elite pathway coach, working closely with the next generation.

Harvey, his long-term assistant, steps into the top job at the County Ground on a temporary basis and could be given the chance to prove his credentials as preparations continue for the 2021 season, which begins on April 8.

The 48-year-old Victorian played 73 one-day internationals for Australia between 1997 and 2004 and counted Gloucestershire as one of five English counties he represented as an overseas professional.

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