Dougie Brown enjoys his role

He had a pretty short run as an England cricketer, but hopes to have a more fruitful time as a coach. Former England paceman Dougie Brown is enjoying his role as the Namibian coach.

The Warwickshire cricketer, who played nine ODIs for England between 1997 and '98, landed the job after former South African all-rounder Eric Simons, who was coaching Namibia, took up an assignment as South Africa's coach.

"When Eric got the South Africa job, Bob (Woolmer) phoned me up and asked me if I'd be interested. I said `sure.' Who wouldn't want to be involved in the World Cup,'' revealed Brown. He added "It's difficult to tell how well you're doing as a coach with a team like Namibia, but I think, I've got a feel for it."