EX-YORKSHIRE fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad has been appointed as Derbyshire’s bowling coach, replacing another former White Rose quick, Steve Kirby.

Shahzad has left his position as head coach of the MCC, a job he was appointed to in early 2019.

After retiring as a player in 2017, the ex-England star went into coaching as head of senior cricket at Ampleforth College in York, prior to his highly coveted MCC role.

He said: “I’m really excited to get started with Derbyshire, and I can’t wait to work with the lads and see the benefits of our work on the field.

“Steve (Kirby) has done a tremendous job with the attack, and I can see how much potential there is among our bowlers.

“I’m looking forward to putting my own mark on their development and using my experiences to help them progress and maximise the talent that is clearly there.”