Morgan backed for captaincy

CRICKET: Coach Andy Flower has hailed Eoin Morgan’s leadership qualities as the batsman prepares to captain England for the first time in tomorrow’s one-day match against Ireland. Irish-born Morgan stands in for the rested Alastair Cook and Flower said: “He’s a confident young man, he is confident in his ideas about the game, he chooses his words carefully and he doesn’t waste words. People will follow a man like that.”