Nasser Hussain will be one of a clutch of high-profile cricket personalities passing on their expertise to a delegation of continental coaches in Warwick this week.
Former England captain Hussain will be joined by Duncan Fletcher's assistant Matthew Maynard, Shane Warne's leg-spin mentor Terry Jenner and England and Wales Cricket Board academy director Peter Moores imparting knowledge to coaches from 14 countries.
The European Coaching and Development Conference will be attended by representatives from France, Denmark, Finland, Spain and Belgium at Warwick University from today. Hussain and Co will then speak at the ECB Coaches Association National Conference which concludes the four-day event.
* Zimbabwe have withdrawn from Test Cricket for the second time in 20 months.
At their first meeting, the interim Zimbabwe Cricket board resolved to suspend Test matches while 'putting in place a programme to galvanise the development of the Zimbabwe squads'.
The tour of the West Indies scheduled for April will now be a one-day series.
Zimbabwe will now only resume their full programme during the tour to Sri Lanka in February 2007, subject to the finalisation of the ICC Future Tours Programme in Dubai next month.
* Jonathan Trott's Otago side succumbed to a narrow defeat in their latest State Shield game in New Zealand.
Trott hit 26 as Otago were dismissed for 293 but he conceding 46 from four overs with the ball as Canterbury overhauled their Duckworth-Lewis target of 283 with eight deliveries to spare.
* Former Warwickshire all-rounder Graeme Welch has been appointed captain of Derbyshire. The 33-year-old replaces Luke Sutton, who has joined Lancashire.