Captain Cook Resigns

Paragon finish their 8-year reign of managing England Cricket Captains, as their long-standing client Alastair Cook steps down, after a record 59 matches in charge.

Paragon have managed both Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook, two of England’s finest captains.

Cook, 32 started the role in August 2012 and won the Ashes twice in 2013 and 2015. Alastair has had an incredible career being England’s highest run-scorer in Test cricket with 11,057. He has also achieved 140 Test appearances and 30 centuries – further England records.

Paragon client; England and Wales Cricket Board director of cricket Andrew Strauss, who Cook replaced as captain, said his successor was owed “a great debt of gratitude” by his country “He’s led the team with determination, conviction and a huge amount of pride over the last five years and his record stands for itself,” added Strauss.
“He deserves to be seen as one of our country’s great captains.”

Paragon MD and Alastair’s Manager Mike Martin commented; “Naturally it is a sad day with Cooky’s resignation as Captain but also one that should celebrate his outstanding contribution with the most Tests as Captain. Two Ashes wins and away series wins against India and South Africa are huge achievements.  Now he can concentrate on taking over Sachin as the leading Test run-scorer!!  On a personal note, this will be the first time in 8 years that Paragon will not be managing the England captain!”

Phil Tufnell, Paragon shareholder and ex-England cricketer commented; “Good on Cooky! Back to the ranks like most of us ordinary folk were… he will love it just sitting at the back of the team meetings staring out the window wondering where to eat out that night… actually, he has done a fabulous job and should be remembered fondly for it… now he has to play for another 5 years and score a load of runs!!”